Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones has hailed the arrival of transfer deadline day signing Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The Iceland international, a former Barcelona and Chelsea man, wrapped up a permanent move to the Britannia Stadium from Monaco just hours before the window slammed shut.
The 31-year-old will join new signings Jones and Jonathan Walters in vying for a spot up front along with Ricardo Fuller and Tuncay Sanli this season.
Jones is enjoying the added competition, and is expecting to learn valuable lessons from the veteran forward.
"The team has a different composition than it has had in the past few years and hopefully that will add something different," he said.
"The club showed its ambition by getting in the type of players they did.
"We have a few more players with a bit more class and experience of playing for big clubs and hopefully that will be allowed to shine throughout the team.
"Eidur has played for some massive clubs and definitely has some class and I am learning off him.
"Whoever plays up front you have to be able to strike up a partnership to be able to push your club forward but the end product is we have to score goals and win games.
"It is always good to have quality within the team and having it is going to help any striker and I will be able to score some goals.
"Competition for any football club is healthy, it is only going to bring the best out of you and the team as a whole - more than anything else you would want competition."
Jones has fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained in Stoke's opening day defeat to Wolves and is likely to run out against Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium on Monday.
And after suffering three defeats in their opening three matches, Jones knows the Potters must make the most of their home games.
"Stoke have been a mainstay in the Premier League since coming up and fair play to them," he added.
"They have made strides since coming up and they have had some decent finishes and that shows the quality of the club.
"Now we have a stronger team attacking-wise and hopefully that will show.
"Stoke is strong at home and we have three home games coming up (West Ham and Fulham are the others) and so hopefully we will be able to kick the season off on Monday.
"It is a long season and we can achieve a top-10 finish."