Ross Hannah insists the current Chester FC squad has a different mentality to last season and is confident that will drive the club onto success.
Chester remain unbeaten with two wins and two draws so far, but Hannah cannot help but feel the team should have more than eight points on the board.
"It’s not a bad start and we would take it, but looking at the games we’ve had a few chances and our mentality is different this year," said Hannah, who capped a man-of-the-match performance with his first goal in the 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town midweek .
"We fully believe this squad is capable of getting into the play-offs so you’ve got be critical at all times I think. We feel we can challenge in the play-off places and your home form has got to be good.
"We did play well on Tuesday, I’m not saying we didn’t but you’ve got to be looking at your home games and winning them and we’re slightly disappointed that we didn’t take our chances.
"I had a chance at 1-0 that I’m disappointed I didn’t put that away. If I do then it’s a different game going into half-time because it’s harder for them to get back into it.
"The keeper’s made a great save from me in the second-half and I couldn’t really do much more about that but we’re a bit gutted we haven’t gone on and won the game.
"We’ll take the point all day long but we want to be up there and we believe we’ve got the squad to be up there."
LOOK: Action from Chester's 1-1 draw with Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night
Hannah has been operating in an unfamiliar lone striker role this season and understandably has taken a few games to find his feet.
His intelligent movement and clever runs caused the Robins back-line huge problems on Tuesday night and having broken his duck with a dazzling strike, the 29-year-old wants more goals.
“I felt the crowd have been pushing me on to try and get that goal and I had a good feeling on Tuesday," said the Sheffield-born forward.
“I felt like I was going to get that first goal so it was nice when it went in and hopefully I can relax now and go on the run I’ve been threatening too and get the 20-odd goals that I’ve promised.
“I’d have took any type of goal to get off the mark to be honest but it was great to score the type of goal that I did.
“I was trying to get that half a yard to get my shot off and fortunately I did that and it was nice to see it fly into the top corner.
“The role is new to me because I’ve always been part of a 4-4-2 but I have played it at Grimsby a few times and I probably had my better games at Grimsby last season playing it.
“My size obviously limits us to playing a certain way but it is the Chester way which the gaffer wants us to play, but you’ve got to have different options to get out of situations if teams are going to stop us from playing.
“I’m loving it and I appreciate that the gaffer’s got faith in me and I want to repay him, the fans and the club with goals.”