After doubling their season's points tally in just four games, there are contented noises emanating from West Bromwich Albion, prompted both by an upturn in results and an unprecedented strength in depth in playing resources.
With the Baggies playing the sort of football that suggests their future remains in the Premiership, Bryan Robson has been presented with the kind of selection problems most managers claim to enjoy.
Right through the Albion team, from front to back, there are players performing well while being stalked by a capable back-up.
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Much has been made about their glut of strikers but, for the first time in recent memory, there is also a log-jam building up in goal.
Last weekend, Robson elected to retain goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak in the side that beat Manchester City 2-0 when he could have recalled England squad regular Chris Kirkland. It was a decision that shocked some but, according to the man who made it, not a tricky one.
"It was not difficult at all," said Robson. "I spoke to Chris about it but you have to be fair about it. If players are playing well and you are getting results, then they stay in the team. Until they let you down, that's how it'll be."
Kuszczak has deputised for Kirkland - who is on a season-long loan from Liverpool - for the last seven games after the former Coventry City man suffered a bruised kidney.
Even though he was back in the squad on Saturday, Robson had no hesitation in keeping faith with the Pole who has kept clean sheets in three of his last four matches.
"All players understand that the only way you get dropped is if you make a mistake that lets the team down," explained Robson. "Tomasz has not done that and that's why he's stayed in the team.
"Even though Chris has done really well since he's been at the club, Tomasz has done well since he's been in there, so it's his shirt to lose."
However, the manager expects a positive response from Kirkland as he tries to get back into Sven Goran Eriksson's England squad in order to press his World Cup claims.
Kirkland's injury, suffered against Bolton Wanderers in late- October, meant he missed out on a call-up for the last fixture against Argentina, with Norwich City's Robert Green coming into the group, so Robson knows the 24-year-old will respond positively to his latest set-back.
"I know what Chris is like. He has a great work ethic, he will go on the training pitch and work really hard and wait for his chance.
"That's what's great about it. We have got someone like that in the background, so Tomasz knows he has got to keep performing like he did on Saturday to stay in the team."
In many respects, the defensive solidity Albion have showed in recent weeks has worked against Kirkland. With shut-outs in their last three home games, Robson has praised the work of centre-back pairing Curtis Davies and Neil Clement.
"People like Curtis Davies and Neil Clement have got an understanding and are working well as a pair. Sometimes, it takes time to settle in at this level. It was only a year ago that Curtis Davies was playing in the First Division but he is improving all the time and, as a pair, they are improving - and that's why we are keeping clean sheets."
All of which eases the pressure on Robson to pull off the kind of January miracle that saw Kevin Campbell and Kieran Richardson arrive when the transfer window opened last season.
Both men played a crucial part in the Great Escape, as Albion's scramble away from relegation became known and although the former England captain is working on bringing in some players, he does not consider it as vital.
" I am making some progress but we will have to see whether the deals come off," he said.
"The one thing I want to stress is that I am really happy with my squad. At this moment in time, the players are playing the way I know they can do. They disappointed me in the early part of the season but, in the last five games, we are at the level where I expect us to be.
"We have got to maintain that until the end of the season."