Ashley Williams has challenged Swansea to come through October with their Premier League credentials enhanced.
The Welsh outfit have made an encouraging start to life in the top-flight having garnered five points from their opening six league fixtures, which included games against Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Next month's scheduled fixtures, however, appear less daunting. They will face Stoke at home, travel to Norwich and Wolves, before concluding their month at home to Bolton.
And following their home win against West Brom last week, Williams has urged Brendan Rodgers' men to build on that result.
"We won't be disrespectful to any of the teams coming up but the two home games in October are ones we want to get wins from. We need to start picking up three points," he told WalesOnline.co.uk.
"We have to work hard and try to pick up as many points as possible.
"Stoke are a good team and it will be very difficult game. They are a different type of team and that's the beauty of the Premier League.
"You go from one style to the next. But it's a home game and we want to win."
Stoke are probably one team who many opponents do not enjoy facing because of their unique style of play.
Boosted by a raft of summer signings that included England international Peter Crouch, who scored against Manchester United last week, Williams knows they face an arduous task.
"Stoke got a good result against Man United so we know it will be tough," he added.
"I've played against Crouch for Swansea against Portsmouth. He's a different opponent to most for obvious reasons. He's a great player on the deck and very good in the air.
"But you have to relish the battle whether it's with Crouch, Jones or Walters."