Winger Joe Anyinsah says players' spirits are high as competition for places at Bristol Rovers heats up.
Anyinsah started the 3-0 defeat to Oxford on October 8, but was subsequently dropped to the bench for the 5-2 victory against Rotherham on Friday - as manager Paul Buckle switched tact, introducing a 4-3-1-2 formation in place of the tried-and-tested 4-4-2.
With an almost fully-fit squad at Rovers' disposal, Anyisah told the Bristol Evening Post getting a spot in the starting line-up is no mean feat. But he's relishing the challenge.
"Nearly everybody is fit and champing at the bit," he said. "Chris Zebroski and I had both started the previous game, but were the on the bench last Friday and it makes you hungry. That can only be good for the team.
"There has been a lot of chopping and changing in the side and that can be unsettling, although sometimes you have to do that because you have injuries or suspensions.
"It means you always have to be ready in case you are called upon. Competition for places is what it's all about."