Sean Clohessy believes Blues have been boosted by the fact Paul Sturrock has not had to keep chopping and changing his starting line-up in recent months.
Clohessy has been an ever-present on the right hand side of the back four, and has formed an impressive partnership with Kevan Hurst.
The right-back is delighted he has made that spot his own, and insists his and Kevan’s link-up will continue to improve as the season progresses.
“Last season, we had Ryan Hall on the right of midfield and he liked to cut inside,” said Sean. “So my runs almost acted as a decoy.
“Kevan has come into that position now and has done really well this season, he’s got a lot of assists and puts some excellent balls into the box.
“It took a little bit of time to adjust but I think we’ve learnt how one another likes to play now and we’re getting the benefits.
“That’s the same situation all round the pitch, for example Gav and Britt up front. I think that’s definitely helped us.
"If you have consistency in the line-ups and positions then you have a better chance of consistently good performances.
“At the start of the season we were making quite a few changes and I don’t think that helped us at all. Now that we’re much more settled you can certainly see the effect it’s had on our results.”
Sean also realises the importance of competition for places, especially over such a busy Christmas period, and he says that can only help Blues throughout December and into the New Year.
He added: “The lads who are starting know that if they perform poorly there are lads more than capable of coming in.
“Competition for places is so important, and if you have that then more often than not you’ll be a successful team.
“The lads on the bench will be waiting for that chance and when they get it, they will certainly take it, so the lads out there know how important a good performance each game is.”
A full interview with Sean will be on Blues Player later.