New additions to the squad brings more competition
Goalkeeper Chris Weale believes the increased competition for places can only be a positive in Shrewsbury Town striving to widen the gap between themselves and the League One relegation zone.
Weale, looking forward to Saturday's home match against Stevenage, has noted with interest the number of new faces who have arrived at the Greenhous Meadow since the turn of the year.
Bolton Wanderers striker Tom Eaves became the latest addition to the Town squad this week following on from Yado Mambo, Stephen McGinn, David McAllister, Rob Edwards and Chris Porter who have all moved to the Meadow in 2013.
"Results have picked up a bit and the strength in depth in the squad is a lot stronger," said Weale. "The training tempo has increased because everyone wants to do well and show what they can do and fight for their places.
"Hopefully that will turn into better results and, at the moment, it has."
Weale now wants Town to build on last Friday's impressive win at Tranmere against a Stevenage side beaten at home by Oldham on Tuesday night.
"It was important to get a result at Tranmere and we got three points," said the former Leicester City keeper. "Stevenage will be wanting a win because I think they've lost three on the bounce now.
"They really will be fired up and needing a win and wanting a win - but so do we."