Oxford United midfielder Callum O'Dowda expects to continue having to battle for a starting place despite scoring in their first league win of the season.
O'Dowda was a first-half substitute in the 3-1 victory against Notts County on Tuesday, netting his side's equaliser.
The 20-year-old has yet to start a game this season, but is determined to stay in manager Michael Appleton's thoughts.
"Goals raise your confidence, but I need to build on this and keep up my consistency," he told BBC Radio Oxford.
"There's a lot of quality in the squad. If you don't have players like me knocking on the door for the likes of Alex MacDonald and Kemar Roofe, it would be a problem.
"Even if you're not in the team, like I haven't been, you need to keep working."