He has made 11 appearances but only one start, against Spurs after Andrew Surman was taken ill, which is a far cry from last season where he made 29 starts in the Premier League.
The unfortunate hamstring injury suffered by Surman at Middlesbrough last Saturday should provide Gosling with a starting berth against Sunderland on Saturday and he is looking to grab his chance with both hands.
He told the Echo: "If your head drops or you start falling below your standards, when you do get a chance, you won't take it. I like to stay as professional as I can.
"I was mentally prepared for the Tottenham game, whether I was on the bench or starting. I got the late call and performed very well and that was through hard work on the training ground and always being ready to play.
"I have a good relationship with the gaffer and the rest of the coaching staff. I feel when I've come in, I've taken every chance I've been given. I've come off the bench and affected games.
"That's all you can do as a player - give the manager a problem every week. Hopefully, I can get a run of games. That's what I want."