Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Conor Coady says their two games so far this season have shown they need to start matches quicker.
Wolves won their opening Championship fixture at Blackburn but had to come from behind to beat League Two Newport County 2-1 in Tuesday's League Cup tie.
"We've got to come out of the traps a bit quicker," Coady, 22, said.
"Blackburn started better than us too on Saturday and we need to try and improve on that."
He added to BBC WM 95.6: "We know teams are going to come here and sit off and we've got to try a different way of playing and penetrating.
"We've got to work harder on the training ground to try and achieve that."
|Conor Coady: International prodigy|
|Conor Coady has represented England at Under-16 through to Under-20 level.|
|He captained the Under-17s to glory in the European Championships in 2010 and also skippered England at the Under-20 World Cup in 2013.|
Coady, who joined Wolves from Huddersfield Town in the summer, took over the captain's armband when Benik Afobe was taken off against the Terriers and he says he has settled into life at Molineux well.
"This is what I wanted to do - to play for a club like this in front of amazing fans and I hope I can keep on performing," he said.
"My team-mates and the supporters have made me feel very welcome and it's a real pleasure to play here."