Walsall striker Josh Gordon feels self belief is key as he looks to kick-start his season.
Gordon is yet to open his account this season despite putting in some positive performances.
The striker admitted it can be difficult to maintain high confidence levels but feels hard work and self belief are vital in his pursuit of goals.
“You just have to keep that confidence and keep working hard,” said Gordon.
“It can be difficult to keep your confidence but as long as you believe in your own ability and you know you are doing the best you can, in this game you have to have a good mental attitude to get out of those little ruts.
“The top strikers in the world have little ruts. It’s just finding the right way to handle it so you can get out of it.
Gordon also has the confidence of his manager Darrell Clarke and that belief has given him a further boost.
“He has said to me I am doing the right things,” Gordon commented.
“He has told me I am working hard, which I know I do.
“He’s told me when that chance comes he knows I am going to take it and get amongst the goals after that.”
The 24-year-old is one of a handful of players who were at the Banks’s last season.
There was a major overhaul in the Saddlers squad this summer and the striker feels the refresh has been positive.
“It’s been good, a breath of fresh air to be honest,” he said.
“We have had a lot of players come in, some experienced, some younger.
“I think it’s a nice balance and I think everyone is on a good wavelength. We are here wanting to do well and wanting to work hard. There are no big egos, everyone is easy to get on with.
“A lot the older lads give you good information and the younger lads just want to learn.”