Theo Robinson says his time in the Scottish Premier League was frustrating but he is enjoying his time at Port Vale.
He believes the competition for a first team spot makes all the players “play to the best of their ability”.
“If you back yourself then you can hopefully keep the shirt,” he told StaffsLive.
After moving from Motherwell, Robinson has featured in Vale’s last five games.
He added: “We take each game as it goes, just try to get as much points on the board as we can and it’s just down to looking at ourselves rather than watching the teams around us.”
Former Doncaster star Robinson, 27, is hoping he can help push the Valiants closer to achieving promotion.
And he is keen to cement himself in Vale’s first team alongside strike partner AJ Leitch-Smith.
Robinson was brought in from Scottish side Motherwell in January after making just ten appearances in the first half of this season.
His current contract runs out this summer.
Listen (below) for more on Robinson’s time at Motherwell and his move to Port Vale: