Buxton manager Martin McIntosh has challenged new midfielder Josh Davies to try and force his way into the side.
Davies arrived at the Silverlands last month from Worksop Town but was an unused substitute for the defeat to AFC Fylde last weekend.
McIntosh insists that Davies brings something different to the midfield, but says he will not find it easy to break into the side.
He said: “Josh will have a battle on his hands to get into the side, because Derek Niven, Steve Istead and Matt Thornhill have all been performing well for us.
“It’s up to him to force his way and show what he can produce.”
McIntosh, who signed Davies when he was in charge at Sandy Lane, added: “Josh is somebody that I know from my time at Worksop.
“He’s good on the ball and from corners and free-kicks, so we know he has the skills when it comes to dead-ball situations.
“I know Josh really well and when you know a player like that it’s always less of a gamble bringing them in.”
Davies also counts Rotherham United as one of his former clubs and has linked up again with former teammates Andy Warrington and Jamie Green.