GRETAR Steinsson aims to channel his frustration at having been a bit-part player so far this season into helping guide Wanderers out of the bottom three.

The Icelander returned to the first team with a bang on Saturday, producing a man-of-the-match performance in the 1-1 draw at Fulham — only the second point gained by the Whites at Craven Cottage in the Premier League era.

And after admitting he has struggled to watch from the sidelines, he has pledged to channel his energy into leading Wanderers out of relegation trouble after regaining the right-back slot.

“It’s really hard to watch from the bench,” he said. “It’s frustrating and there is a lot of anger. But I just have to use that anger to keep myself in team, play well and get some results for the club.

“It’s really frustrating but it’s a highly competitive club and division. Competition is everywhere — but as a player you want to play, and as a winner you want to win. You want to be in every game.”

Steinsson says that the club’s recent dip in form has not made his situation any easier to bear.

“It’s really hard to be outside when things are not going well,” he said. “You want to get in there and put everything you have into it.

“Football is about being out there and if you are not allowed to be out there then you get frustrated because that is what you love, that is what you do.”

The 27-year-old also returned to his preferred position of full-back on Saturday, having made his previous two Premier League starts in midfield.

And the defender believes he can now build on that encouraging performance at Wolves this weekend to help his side out of their current predicament.

“I want to take one game at a time and focus on my game, and get to the same standard as I was last season,” he said.

“I haven’t played in my position for a long time.

“The last game I played was for Iceland against Luxembourg and, no disrespect, that’s not really a hard, competitive game.

“Before that, it has mostly been international games where I have played in my normal position.

“I did my task against Fulham, defended as a defender, and the rest will follow.”

Steinsson also praised the Whites fans who travelled to Craven Cottage, and believes their input will be crucial again at Molineux.

“The fans were great at Fulham, and they really got behind the team,” he said. “It’s a hard place to go to and that goes for teams that come up from the Championship. We’ll need their support there (at Wolves) too.

“The players will give everything. We need to go there and go for the points. Offensively we need to do better but if we keep doing the defensive stuff, it will be good.”