Pierce Bird has thanked fellow defenders Richard Duffy and Shaun Brisley for aiding his development at Notts County.
The young centre-back, who joined the Magpies last year, is hoping to break into the first team at Meadow Lane this season after signing a two-year deal earlier this month.
“They’ve been great with me and I could not have asked them to do a better job,” he told the Nottingham Post.
“They help me when I need it and they tell me when I’ve done something wrong. They couldn’t have done any more.
“Speaking to Duffs and Bris, they told me that talking is so important because it helps you organise.
“I didn’t really have that when I first came here but as the season went on, I’ve grown in confidence and I would say talking is where I’ve majorly improved.”