Matty Cash believes that the depth of the Nottingham Forest squad can give them an advantage over their rivals as Championship football returns this weekend.
Following the two-week international break, Forest get back into action at Hull City tomorrow and Cash feels that the quality throughout the squad can only stand them in good stead for the upcoming tough run of fixtures.
He said: "The squad we have got is superb. There are many teams in the league that will have the same starting 11, with the same players playing, but we have 20-25 players who can all start and do the same job, or even better.
"It is important to have that in the long run because it is a long season. I remember two seasons ago that I wasn't playing, then at the end it changed and I was playing at the end of the season so it is important.
"I know how tough it is physically, playing on a Saturday then on a Wednesday and a Saturday again; I know how it feels after the week and it is tough.
"Obviously, you want to be playing all the time and it is frustrating when you aren't but having a big squad can be a massive benefit."
Hull have found life difficult so far this season but some positive results have seen the climb the table, something Cash is well aware of before the trip to the KCOM Stadium.
"Hull are a good side," he said. "We have been watching how they play and they are a good team. Every game in this league is tough so we won't be going there thinking it is an easy game; it is an important one.
"We have drawn nine games but there are some of those games where we could have won. We had Wigan where we came back to draw, but if we can turn some of those draws into wins, like at Leeds where we were unlucky, and keep working on getting more positive results it will push us higher in the league."