Goalkeeper Artur Krysiak is enjoying the challenge of keeping his place in the Exeter side ahead of the more experienced Lenny Pidgeley.
Polish stopper Krysiak, 23, has established himself as the Grecians' number one this term, making 32 appearances and keeping nine clean sheets.
However, waiting in the wings is 28-year-old Pidgeley, a veteran of more than 150 professional outings and spells with Championship outfits Millwall and Watford.
But Krysiak says the two have a good relationship and that their shared determination to play can only benefit Exeter in the long term.
"Between me and Lenny there is no problem," he said. "We work together well and I can learn things off him.
"It's good to have the competition there because it keeps both of us working hard and that gets the best out of the both of us."