CHARLIE Griffin grabbed a goal on his return on Tuesday and then said: "I want my place back."

The forward scored for Blues in their Berks & Bucks victory over Aylesbury and he now has his eyes set on a return to the starting line-up for the league campaign.

He said: "Stoney's Ian Stonebridge come back and has done fantastically well, Dean's Bowditch signed as well and there's also Jermaine Easter so there's a lot of competition.

"They've got the shirt at the minute but I've come back and hopefully I can come back and get back in there.

"I came here as a goalscorer and I've done well. I've got to push hard and work hard in training.

"You can only work hard in training and then in your games, you've got to take your chances. That's what I've got to do but I'll have to see what happens.

"It doesn't worry me if there's competition for places. It keeps everybody on their toes.

"You're going to have competition wherever you play.

"There's competition in defence, midfield and goal so it shouldn't be any different in attack."

Griffin last played for Wanderers in the 2-0 win against Notts County before picking up an ankle injury.

Since then Blues have not had the best of runs, picking up just eight points out of a possible 21.

Griffin said: "We've come up against some difficult teams recently but the boys are doing alright.

"There's some great players at this club and it's a privilege to play for them."

Griffin could have scored a hat-trick on Tuesday but had to be content with a cool finish on 52 minutes.

He said: "It's a long time being out for five weeks and watching games is not easy but to come back and score is great.

"It's about getting the sharpness back. It would have been good to take the other chances but I'll take one.

"This was a great game for me to come back and play in and maybe I'll push for a place on the bench on Saturday."

Assistant manager Steve Brown confirmed yesterday that Griffin will be in his squad for tomorrow's League Two clash at home to Oxford United.