Defender Alex Davey is ready to take his chance when he makes his debut for Cheltenham Town.
Davey, 22, signed as a free agent earlier his month and has been part of the match day squad for the last three league games.
The former Chelsea defender could now make his first team bow in the Checkatrade Trophy clash with Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).
“You can see from the last few performances that the quality is high here,” said Davey.
“We’re a good footballing side, but also a side that can battle well when teams play long. It’s positive signs.
“I’d have like to have had more games by 22-years-old, but this is how it has worked out. It’s still good to have had the loan experience of League One, League Two and abroad in Norway.
“From my last time in League Two, I feel I can adapt and now play better when I hopefully get my chance.”
Davey knows competition is fierce at the back for the Robins but believes that will only push his game to greater heights.
“You don’t want an easy career – you want always want to give 100 percent, knowing if you don’t perform your place may go,” he said.
“I’m aware of the rivalry with Forest Green Rovers,” he added. “They have always looked to play football, whether they change that because of results not going their way.
“But if I get a chance this week I will hopefully take it and see where it goes from there.”