Harry Forrester claims a few choice words from Brentford boss Uwe Rosler have inspired his eye-catching start to the season.
The 21-year-old midfielder was told to improve on his fitness in the close season by the Bees manager and has become a key member of the team this campaign, scoring four goals in 15 appearances.
And Forrester has hailed Rosler's influence.
"The manager has helped me a lot," he told West London Sport.
"He gave me that ultimatum last season to get fit and come back strong, and I responded to his demands and it's helped out a lot.
"I feel fit, strong, confident and he's shown confidence in me and I'm thriving on that."