Truro City may not be at their best until after Christmas, according to boss Steve Tully.
City are unbeaten in their last six games having had a shaky start in the National League South, winning just one of their first seven games.
"I believe that after Christmas we'll be firing on all cylinders," Tully told BBC Radio Cornwall.
"The lads will be fitter, stronger, sharper and they'll know what this league's all about."
Tully said that tactically his side are working on being less direct than they were when they won promotion from the Southern Premier League last season.
"We're evolving as team and as a squad. Anybody that will come and watch us this season from last will definitely notice the difference in the way we play," he said.
"We do try and get the ball down a lot more and play in areas where we shouldn't, but we're trying to do it in the right way.
"But in the league we've found it helps us because we can play a lot better brand of football.
"We're not a big, strong, direct team like we were last season, but we're learning all about this league and finding out how to play in the right areas in the right time, and we'll only get better."