Chancel Mbemba has posted an emotional message to Newcastle United fans on Twitter.
Mbemba has not played for the club since November, but he could feature against Birmingham City tomorrow with Ciaran Clark sidelined through injury.
The defender said: "Despite my minimal playing time this season, I'm here and I'm not giving up.
"I continue to train ardently and seriously and I will not give up until I find my place in the team.
"My wish is to come back stronger than ever and satisfy you, my fans, as I was able to do last season in the Premier League."
Mbemba, 22, joined Newcastle from Anderlecht in the summer of 2015.