Shaun Derry has no issue with the added competition for places at Queens Park Rangers and will continue to give his all for as long as his services are required.
The R's have been busy bolstering their ranks this summer, with midfielders Park Ji-sung and Samba Diakite among those to have been drafted in.
They will pose a considerable threat to Derry's place in the team, but he is confident he still has a role to play at Loftus Road.
The 34-year-old appreciates that the club are building towards a brighter future under owner Tony Fernandes, but remains as determined as ever to figure prominently in Mark Hughes' plans.
"There are players that can cover all positions and to get players from the likes of Manchester United coming here, it's great for the club," said Derry.
"Competition is going to be unbelievable. Last year was fantastic to play in. I'm hopeful that I can stick around and prove a point next season.
"I'm hopeful that's going to be the case and until I'm told otherwise, I'll carry on doing what I'm doing. I've got confidence in my own ability, but it's up to what the manager sees.
"Until I'm told otherwise, I'll just crack on, like I have done throughout my career."