Blackburn goalkeeper Mark Bunn will not rest on his laurels despite signing a new contract with the club until 2013 and has ambitions to depose Paul Robinson as Rovers' number one.
The 26-year-old has made six first-team appearances this season, the most in a single campaign for the club, partly as a result of an injury to Robinson. But he knows he will have to continue his improvement if he is to become first-choice one day.
"I think I have done myself justice and I'm very happy to sign the new deal and look forward to the future," he said.
"I was frustrated last season when I went out on loan but I've been enjoying this season being on the bench.
"I've just worked hard and tried to impress and hopefully I can carry on to do well. I aim to push Paul all the way - hopefully that will bring out the best in him as well.
"It has to be your aim to play but I have to keep working hard off the pitch and hopefully I'll get my rewards on it."