Last Saturday I watched the Northern Ireland game like a fan - on the sidelines hoping that the boys would do well.
I was obviously disappointed not to start against Serbia because I want to play every minute possible for my country.
That’s why I was pleased to get on in the second half.
There was no fall-out with manager Nigel Worthington about his decision.
Bigger and better players than myself have been on the bench at international level and I accepted it.
Having said that I am determined to be in the starting line-up for our next friendly early next year and our next qualifier in September.
I know I can still score goals in big games for Northern Ireland and believe I will do it in 2010.