LIAM Needham enjoyed his best game in a Town shirt at Corby then pledged there was more to come.
The former Guiseley midfielder struggled to establish himself in the side following his arrival at the Shay in the summer.
But he has started the last four games alongside Tom Baker and Simon Garner and was the pick of the team that won 4-2 in Northamptonshire last weekend.
And he still feels he is working his way back to form after a frustrating start to life with the Shaymen.
“I kept myself as fit as I could without playing any football,” said Needham, who was on the bench more than a dozen times before Christmas.
“And I will be honest and say I have been a bit disappointed with my performances since I have been back in the team.
“The Gaffer thinks I am doing a job and is going to keep me in the side but I am looking to build.
“It was probably my best game on Saturday but I want more and want to show everyone what I can do.
“I am feeling better and better as games go on. There is nothing you can replace playing a game with.
“You can do all the running in the world but you need to be playing.
“I feel like I am getting stronger and stronger.”
Despite shining at Steel Park, there was more than one occasion when Needham could be seen chastising himself after a slight error.
“I am, like many people, my own biggest critic,” he said.
“Like everyone, we are looking for perfection, but we are playing at this level because we are not good enough to be in the league.
“That is a fact of life but it doesn’t stop you being disappointed when you let yourself down.
“I will always strive to do better and there is a lot more still in me.”
The Shaymen will be bidding for a sixth successive Blue Square Bet North win when they entertain Worcester City on Saturday.
But like his own performances, Needham believes there is still more to come from the team as they look to maintain their bid for a third successive promotion.
“It is five wins and, when you look at what we are really capable of, I don’t think we are doing that well,” he said. “I think there is so much more to come.
“Look at last Saturday when the game was done by half time but we let them back in.
“We will keep striving and we will be up there come the end of the season and, if it comes to it, have a good go in the play offs.”