Grimsby Town midfielder Mitch Rose insists he won’t get complacent, despite his contributions to the Mariners’ recent good form in Sky Bet League Two.
The 24-year-old played an important part in the heart of Town’s midfield, alongside youth academy graduate Harry Clifton, as Michael Jolley’s side went four league games unbeaten in October.
But Rose is focused on improving his game, and he believes the current competition in the Town squad is benefiting the team’s performance.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “In pre-season I spoke to the manager and he told me the quality of players he was looking to bring in.
“And I said for me, on a personal level, that’s something that I relish because I know that with competition and strength in depth in the group, it pushes my game on even more.
“I won’t allow myself to get comfortable and complacent. That’s something that I relish – it’s keeping me on my toes.
“We’ve got players like John Welsh with huge experience, and you see what he brings to the group, and he’s a quality player to have with you in the team.
“And Jake Hessenthaler with a lot of ability, and Martyn Woolford, so you’ve got some excellent players who can, in a moment, come in and change games.
“They can take your position when called upon, so it’s just making sure that when I’m in the team, I’m affecting games, I’m doing well, so that the manager keeps me in the team, and I’ve just got to keep improving.”