Clive Allen believes the form of the first team has a knock-on effect all the way through the club.
We've put together a run of five wins in six Premiership games and that form is continued at reserve team level with Clive's men enjoying five wins in their last seven.
They will look to maintain that form in the FA Premier Reserve League at Watford on Wednesday night.
"For me, one thing leads to another from the first team," said Clive. "They have been in a fine run of form and one or two lads who have travelled with the team have come back with a taste for it, that gives them an edge.
"Lads involved in the reserve group look at it and see that there are opportunities and players pushing on. It all bodes well.
"We've one or two lads coming through to us from the Academy as well so all in all, there is a lot of competition for places throughout the club and that is very important."