Paul Dummett has spoken about the "criticism" he gets from Newcastle United fans.
The defender – who signed a new long-term contract earlier this year – has long divided opinion on Tyneside.
But Dummett has been a regular under Rafa Benitez and his predecessors.
And the 25-year-old, speaking ahead of tonight's home game against Sheffield Wednesday, insists his main focus is on staying in Benitez's starting XI.
"I think with any player – not just me – there's always going to be fans who don't like some players and do like others," said Dummett in the match programme.
"You do get a bit of grief, but I've just got to try and look over that and try and play the best I can.
"The manager here is picking me, so there's obviously a reason why. I've got to do what I can do, do what I'm good at, and hopefully that means the manager will carry on picking me."
Newcastle-born Dummett also spoke about last season's relegation from the Premier League in his programme interview.
"There were players who maybe didn't care, but there was a lot who did care," said the Wales international.
"The ones who cared have stayed and tried to fight to get back to the Premier League, where we belong."