Ciaran Clark has no plans to surrender his place in the Aston Villa starting XI any time soon.
The youngster was awarded an opportunity to shine in Saturday's Premier League opener against West Ham and grabbed the chance with both hands.
He was one of the standout performers for the hosts in a comfortable 3-0 stroll at Villa Park.
Clark is now hoping to hold on to his place for Thursday's Europa League qualifier against Rapid Vienna.
He accepts that he faces a battle to keep the berth - with Carlos Cuellar, James Collins and Curtis Davies all close to full fitness once again - but insists he will not be giving up without a fight.
"It will be hard," Clark told Villa's official website.
"There are a lot of good players in our squad now. No-one has a right to their place.
"Everyone has got to fight for it and I'm sure everyone will fight for a place in the team for Thursday, leading up in training.
"But it will be a tough game no matter who plays. It will be very intimidating with the fans.
"They will make it very hard for us but if we play like we did against West Ham, I think we have got a good chance."