Lincoln City defender, Cohen Bramall, says his consecutive run of games in the side have been beneficial both on and off the pitch.
The full-back, who has become a regular in Michael Appleton’s side and has even contributed offensively with a goal in the 2-1 victory against Morecambe recently, acknowledges the competition for places within the side.
Cohen said: “I’ve had a lot of games recently and it’s been good for the body and mentally.
“If I didn’t have competition, it would be hard for me – I don’t know where my level would be. It would be harder to keep ticking in training and games, but Jamie Robson is a good player and brings different roles to the game, and so I like I get pushed.
“I like a challenge otherwise it would be boring, so I am happy I’ve got competition.”
An advantage to a consecutive number of starts means Cohen has struck up a strong partnership with Anthony Scully given the Irishmen typically operates on the left-side of offense ahead of Bramall.
Cohen said: “Me and Scully know what we need to do on the left-side to keep the both of us ticking, we speak to each other regularly and make sure we’re on it.
“I think Scully knows what I want when he gets the ball, and vice versa. If we both work hard, a lot of the time we have the left side boxed off.
“Since I have signed, the gaffer has always wanted the full-backs bombing on, especially for me I have got to get forward. If I don’t get forward and don’t overlap, I feel as though I haven’t done anything in the game – I’ve got to get my legs ticking to be successful.”