Boaz Myhill reckons there is more to come from him as he reaps the benefits of working with Dave Watson.
The goalkeeping coach has already transformed the careers of England No.1 Joe Hart and last year’s Carling Cup hero, Ben Foster, who moved in the opposite direction when the ex-Hull City stopper arrived on loan from Albion in the summer.
After just a few months with Watson, Myhill can understand why his soaring reputation has made him a big hit with previous goalkeepers at the club.
And the 28-year-old is hoping his game can improve, too, with an extended run of games for Blues.
“The start to any season is about getting into the rhythm of things for players and goalkeepers,” he said.
“I think there is more to come from me and from us. That’s what we’re building towards.
“I’m enjoying my time here and I’m enjoying working with Dave Watson, who is a top coach.
“The work we do in training is good and being here alongside him will definitely help me improve.
“Without question, there are areas of my game I would like to improve and some of those areas will be tidied up with the consistency of playing games.
“Last season was strange because I’ve always played and then I went a season without playing.
“You can’t improve if you’re not playing because there’s no continuity and I want to get that back.”
The Blues No.1, on loan until the end of the season, is the latest in a line of goalkeepers to work with Watson.
Youngster Jack Butland has already expressed his desire to remain at St Andrew’s, partly because of the strong relationship he has with the ex-Barnsley man.
Watson’s point-blank save on Sunday from Forest’s Radoslaw Majewski almost went unnoticed but had he not been alert Blues would have been 2-0 down.
After keeping his side in the game, Blues’ attacking players finished Forest off with three goals in 13 minutes. It was a huge boost for Chris Hughton ahead of the international break.