play yourself in

play (oneself) in

To become accustomed to or comfortable with a particular action or situation. Used especially in reference sports and athletes. Primarily heard in UK. The rookie goal keeper had to enter the game after the starter went out with a hamstring injury, and he just never had a chance to play himself in.
See also: play

play yourself in

become accustomed to the circumstances and conditions of a game or activity; get into a rhythm or pattern of working or performing. British
See also: play