ACCRINGTON Stanley striker Mallik Wilks insists he does not want to be labelled a 'super sub' despite scoring the winner off the bench at Chesterfield on Saturday.

The 18-year-old, on loan at the Wham Stadium from Leeds United, scored just five minutes after coming on at the Proact Stadium to fire the Reds to a 2-1 win.

The strike was his second in Stanley colours with his last minute leveller at Notts County also arriving after he came off the bench.

Indeed all five of Wilks' Accrington appearances have come as a substitute and he is hoping tonight's Checkatrade Trophy opener with Middlesbrough Under-21s will provide him with the chance to show what he can do from the start.

“I’m looking forward to Tuesday,” he said. “I’m happy to help the side in whatever role the gaffer wants me to, but it would be nice to show what I can do from the start.

“Hopefully if I get the opportunity I can take it and give the manager something to think about.”

Stanley are in Group B of the Checkatrade Trophy along with League One neighbours Wigan Athletic and Blackpool. A win for John Coleman's side over Boro would send them top of the group as they bid to reach the knockout stages.

Meanwhile, Wilks admits he has settled quickly in East Lancashire following his loan move.

“I’ve had a great start to my life at Accrington, it’s been the dream start and I hope it can continue," he told the club's official website.