Crystal Palace winger Jason Lokilo says he is improving as a player with the club.

The Belgian joined the Eagles in July 2015 from RSC Anderlecht but made his first-team bow in the 2-1 win against Ipswich Town on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old had two major chances to put the opposition away, but unfortunately could not find the finish.

He said: “I’m disappointed because I missed two big chances today in the game. It’s good for me to play, it’s my first [competitive] game for Palace and I’m happy.

“I was so upset when I missed, so upset, but I hope to score in my next game.”

Asked about his thoughts on making the step-up to the first-team, he added: “Yeah, it’s just more competitive. It’s stronger.

“I started in a number nine [striker] role, and it’s really hard because I played against taller guys than me, stronger guys than me.

“I was just trying to play to my qualities when I got the ball to my feet, and it’s just different.”

Lokilo says he had been learning from more experienced players in the team as he is given opportunities this season under boss Frank de Boer.

After his first competitive game for Palace, he says he is aiming to get better with time and anything else ‘is a bonus’.

He added: “I’m just trying to listen to the captain [Scott Dann], the coaches and the players.

“I think they help me a lot, Yohan Cabaye and [James] McArthur, they are good players so I just have to listen to them.

”That’s how am I going to learn and keep going and just keep playing well for the team.”