STRIKER Jermaine Easter is hoping to make his first Championship start of the season at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Easter was on the bench against Yeovil and Ipswich but manager Steve Lomas has hinted he could make changes to his team after back-to-back losses.
"Hopefully the gaffer thinks of me as being fit and hungry enough to play from the start," Easter said. "All I can do is train hard every day, make some kind of impact when I am involved and hopefully things will improve.
"I'll get better the more regular football I play. If I can get a run of games and a run of goals, I feel I will grow into the player that I can be when I'm at my best."
Easter believes Lions fans should stay calm despite the side's stuttering start to the campaign. He said: "I was at Palace last year when they lost their first three league games but ended up getting promoted.
"The lads here didn't have the best of starts last year either – they lost five of their first seven but were in the play-offs by Christmas. There are things that the manager is looking to put right so the only way is up.
"I've been really impressed with Steve and what he's trying to do. He's very enthusiastic. He'll have a crack with the lads when needs be, but when we're on the training ground it's down to work and there's no nonsense. He wants to improve the lads. I feel that once things click, we'll have a right go."