Striker James Spencer has revealed how stiff competition for places up front is helping galvanise Cheltenham this season.
The Robins have enjoyed a brilliant start to the League Two campaign, claiming 23 points from their first 13 outings to sit fourth in the table.
And Spencer, on loan from Huddersfield, has bagged five goals so far this season to force himself ahead of Darryl Duffy in the reckoning for a spot up front. But with Duffy already having netted five times as well this term, 24-year-old Spencer admits there is an added incentive to keep performing.
"There is a bit of competition in the top scorer charts and hopefully I can stay in the team and nick in front of him (Duffy), but it's definitely good to have that competition," Spencer told the Gloucestershire Echo.
"It'd be the same for me if Darryl or Jeff Goulding were in the team and scoring, I'd probably have to wait my turn as I did a few weeks ago. But they are both brilliant lads and when they come on they are good enough.
"Everyone in the changing room knows it's a team performance and, if this run keeps going, the team are happy around the training ground."