Despite the arrival of four new players in the past month at Richmond Park, Jamie Harris is looking forward to the challenge of hanging onto his starting spot.
The former Shelbourne man was given the captain's armband by manager John McDonnell when he signed for the club at the start of the year and has been a regular starter for The Super Saints.
However, the recent signing of Jason Gavin from Drogheda United coupled with the return to training of David Partridge means that Harris's place is now under threat.
"There is massive competition," stated Harris in an interview with the Irish Daily Star.
"We have a lot of good players in a lot of good positions, so the competition is there.
"And the new signings are good. I think it has made training a bit sharper and there is a bit of aggression about the players.
"I think when you sign players like Derek O'Brien and Jason Gavin it can only do a lot of good for the club."