Steven Alzate has set his sights on a Premier League debut.

And he believes Graham Potter’s willingness to get him involved early can only help him.

Alzate followed his first team debut, at Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup, by helping the youngsters win at AFC Wimbledon in the Trophy.

The former Leyton Orient midfielder was involved with the senior squad throughout pre-season having returned from a loan stint at Swindon.

He remained with Potter’s squad, along with fellow under-23s stand-out Aaron Connolly, as a host of their contemporaries went out on loan.

Alzate, who turns 21 on Sunday. has impressed with his touch, confidence and versatility and would love to follow Connolly into the big league.

He told The Argus: “I’ve been training with the first team every day and I have been involved with them, which is very nice.

“I was expecting to go back on loan but, when I saw Graham Potter come in, I saw that he liked to play quite a lot of youth.

“Since pre-season, I feel like I have impressed.

“Not just me but a few of the other youngsters as well.

“At the moment, I am in and around the first team so hopefully I get a chance soon.”

He added: “My objective is to make my Premier League debut, ideally. I have got to just keep pushing.”

Alzate has revealed his debut at Bristol Rovers was also the first time he had played right wing-back.

He added: “I felt pretty comfortable.

“I wasn’t really nervous at all because I have been with the first team. I wasn’t just thrown into it.

“Obviously the gaffer has faith in me, which is a bonus. I just played my football.”