Rochdale boss Keith Hill is satisfied with the progress his side are making following their promotion from League Two.
Hill guided Dale to their first promotion since 1969 last season and they have acclimatised superbly to life in the third tier.
Hill's men have lost only one of their opening seven games and lie fifth in the table, but the Spotland boss insists survival remains the overriding priority.
Hill said: "We're making steady progress and we're getting points on the board, whereas other teams have come up and not managed to do that.
"We might be still fighting relegation, but we're not fighting it from a relegation position at the moment."