Harrison Reed says his loan spell at Norwich City is enabling him to continually improve as a player.
The 22-year-old midfielder is making the most of his time away from Southampton, having made 14 appearances for the Canaries in all competitions so far.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at Bolton Wanderers, Reed said: "Coming out on loan, I realised what I've been missing with first team football.
"I'm learning off the coaches and the experienced players all the time. There's not a massive gulf between the top Championship teams and the Premier League teams.
"I'm really enjoying it. I'm pleased and grateful for the opportunity to come here.
"I just want to build consistency so we can pick up points. We want to be around the play-offs and push on after Christmas."
Despite consecutive league reverses after being beaten by Derby County and Wolves, Reed says collective confidence hasn't taken a downturn.
"The defeats have fired us up even more and we're raring to go," he added.
"We're going there full of confidence looking for the three points. We're not feeling pressure because we've had four away league wins on the bounce.
"We know Bolton are in good form but we're looking to win. The first goal is vital in any game and we're working hard on finishing drills.
"We're confident we will score goals. We want to be clinical."