Josh Wakefield believes Aldershot Town's depth in the central midfield department will keep the squad on their toes and ensure they keep performing.
The 22-year-old, who signed for Aldershot in June, has started the past two games after coming on as a sub at half time for the injured Liam Bellamy in the 0-0 draw with Chester.
Jake Gallagher, Bellamy and Dion Conroy are among the number of players who can play in the middle of the park along with Wakefield, but the ex-Bournemouth man insists the competition keeps him on his toes.
"I want to get a good run in the team going, I know there is a lot of competition in the squad," he said.
"Bellamy is out, Dion has just come who is a very good player, Jim is injured and he's a very good footballer too so there is plenty of competition for the midfield.
"I would like to get as many games as I can under my belt and hopefully help the team to achieve good things this season.
"You need that competition in the squad because it's healthy, you know if you have a bad game you might be out the next one so it keeps you on your toes, it doesn't make you nervous but excited - you want to play well and you want to do well to prove yourself and keep yourself in the team.
"Our home record has been exceptionally good and I don't think our away record had been bad either."
He also recently spoke about what he can personally bring to Gary Waddock's side after the 0-0 draw at Southport, insisting his team mates and himself must influence games more.
"We haven't lost many games all season but we get sucked into the way they play, so if they like to hook it we almost imitate them a bit rather than stamp our own authority on play.
"Sometimes it can turn into that sort of game but if we can work out how to influence and play our style when we we're away from home as well as at home then we will pick up more points."