A strong-looking side travelled down to Southampton this afternoon for our latest FA Premier Reserve League fixture against the Saints at the new St Mary's Stadium (7pm kick-off).
Colin confirmed the lads had a positive attitude after last week's win against Leicester City and that it was a case of 'so far, so good'.
He said: "Performances have been okay but the meat of the matter is if any of the young boys progress to the first team.
"It will be a gradual improvement for a lot of them so as long as we're improving, results become second nature.
"But the competitive edge doesn't go away and if we do get in a position where we are near the top of the table it will be better for the group of players that will be involved for most of the season.
"Southampton are near the top of our table so it will be a test for us.
"This is a young group and they want to be at the top and challenging to win this league. We'll be playing at the new stadium as well and that's a bonus as well.
"We won last week and there is a spring in the lads' step. They want to get out, want to play and get another good result."
Colin Calderwood is well aware of the purpose of his reserve group but insists the competitive edge will never be far away.