Nottingham Forest striker David McGoldrick believes increased competition for places will help him improve next season.McGoldrick will go up against Robert Earnshaw, Nathan Tyson, Dele Adebola and Joe Garner for a first team spot.
He told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It's a good variation and one of the best strike forces in the Championship."
"I think it will make me better, last year I played every game so I've got to try my hardest every day in training."
McGoldrick scored 12 times for Southampton last season before sealing a move back to his home city.
And the 21-year-old has been keen on a move back to Nottingham for some time.
He said: "My family and friends are here so to get back in Nottingham is a great feeling for me so I can feel settled and get playing good football."
The former Notts County player arrived for £1m, with manager Billy Davies still hoping to add another striker to his squad. He has been heavily linked with a move for QPR's Dexter Blackstock.