James Alabi has credited the faith shown in him by Chester FC manager James McCarthy as one of the big reasons for his fine form.
And the Blues' joint top scorer is relishing the prospect of working with McCarthy's new number two, Chris Iwelumo.
Alabi followed an impressive display in the 2-2 derby draw at Tranmere Rovers by scoring three goals in his last four games.
And the 22-year-old, who will lead the line for Chester at Guiseley tomorrow, said: "I feel like I'm understanding the game more and I think that comes from playing week in, week out.
"It doesn't matter how young or how old you are, I think it's playing that matters.
"I thank the gaffer for giving me the chance to do that."
McCarthy declared himself to be Alabi's 'biggest fan' after the striker's second-half double sealed the Blues' 3-0 home win over North Ferriby United on Tuesday.
And the former Stoke City and Ipswich Town youngster said: "I feel like since last season the gaffer has always showed faith in me.
"To have that bit behind your back is always a bonus so I thank him for that.
"The gaffer has told me if I keep sticking to my game the chances will come, so just to focus on playing well."
Chester's other forwards will now benefit from the coaching of former Wolves, Burnley and Stoke star Iwelumo.
Alabi said: "It's always nice to have someone like that to come into the club who has been there and done it.
"He can only give us advice on what to do better and help us reach the next level.
"From his first training session he could see what my attributes are and what I can bring to the game. So he's just let me know how to use them to the best of my ability and not to get frustrated if it's not working."