Walsall defender George Nurse was pleased to get 90 minutes under his belt against Bristol Rovers following his short cameo against Sheffield Wednesday last week.
The full-back joined the Saddlers on loan from Bristol City back in August and is now ready to build on a promising start to his Walsall career.
Nurse was felt he made a positive impact on his full debut against Bristol Rovers and he is now focused on gaining more experience with the Saddlers this season and helping Darrell Clarke's side have a successful season.
"On a personal level, getting more games under my belt and getting the experience that I need. On a team perspective, you've got to look at promotion and being at the top end of the table.
"League Two is physically demanding on your body and it is all about hard work and putting yourself about the pitch. There is football played at times as well but it was good to find out what it was about last year on loan at Newport County.
"It's been frustrating because I picked up a niggle in pre-season which set me back at bit so it was good to get on the pitch against Sheffield Wednesday and then I got 90 minutes against Bristol Rovers which helped my fitness levels.
"I thought I did OK. It was a good game and I think I did what the gaffer asked me which was to get forward, get balls into the box and help the team going forward."