Lloyd Jones believes he has already benefited hugely from his first three appearances for Cheltenham Town.
The Liverpool loan youngster has been given his first taste of League football at the heart of the Robins’ defence, facing Oxford United, Hartlepool United and Morecambe.
He will make his fourth start against Luton Town at home on Saturday and he is gaining invaluable experience in Paul Buckle's young side.
“I have learned a lot already and it’s massively different physically at this level,” the England Under-20 international said.
“I am going up for headers and being elbowed in the face now! I want to keep playing and keep learning for the next two games and hopefully more.”
Jones and his Liverpool colleagues Jack Dunn and Kevin Stewart have all signed for an initial month and while nothing has been confirmed about extending their loan spells, the 19-year-old said he would like to stay for longer.
“We’ve all settled in really well here and we want to win games and do well as much as anyone else here,” he said.
“I knew a few of the lads before I came, but they are all good lads.
“We had a training hard session on Tuesday, with a lot of running and I feel fitter already so I am raring to go on Saturday.”
Luton are well positioned just outside the top three, with well over 1,000 travelling fans expected at Whaddon Road.
“We’ve seen this league that it doesn’t matter where you are in the table,” Jones said.
“Hartlepool were bottom, but when we played them two weeks ago, it was our toughest test. We will definitely be after three points again.”