Gary Twigg insists high-flying Portadown are not getting carried away with their stellar start to the season.
The Ports sit second in the table following five wins from their opening eight Danske Bank Premiership fixtures.
Ronnie McFall’s side have lost only once during that impressive spell to leave them sitting in the slipstream of Mid-Ulster rivals Glenavon who lead the way.
Twigg has been a catalyst in the Ports’ early-season form, the Scottish striker bagging 10 goals in all competitions – including two in last week’s 2-2 draw against Crusaders.
He admits there is plenty more to come from the Shamrock Park men, but is refusing to look too far ahead.
“We’re in a decent position, but we won’t be getting carried away,” he said.
“We’re only eight games into the league campaign, so it’s very early days.
“It’s been a decent start and the belief is definitely there. We know the quality we have in the dressing room, but we won’t be going about shouting our mouths off and saying this and that.
“We were disappointed to lose down at Ballymena and we could have turned some draws into wins, but overall we can’t complain.
“We’re not setting any targets this season. I don’t think you need targets. It’s an old cliché, but we’ll be focusing on the next game.
“I do believe there is more to come from us. We’ve had a decent start to the season and we’re in a good position, but in some games we’ve only really played in patches.
“We have only performed in fits and starts, 10 minutes here and there, and not dominated for the 60 or 70 minutes you need to win games of football. If we can sort that out, we’ll be alright.”
Twigg is currently joint top scorer in the Premiership – sharing the lead with Cliftonville striker Joe Gormley.
It has been an encouraging start for the former Shamrock Rovers hit-man, who signed for the Ports during the January transfer window.
And with a solid pre-season under his belt, Twigg is targeting more goals to help Portadown maintain their title drive.
“I’m pleased with the start I’ve made to the season,” he added.
“It’s important for strikers to score goals. I’ve got nine in the league and 10 in total, so it’s good.
“When I came in last January it wasn’t ideal in terms of timing. I had a few injuries, couldn’t get fit and played something like 11 games.
“But I had a good pre-season in the summer and I’m feeling a lot better.
“My fitness is good and I’m happy with the way things are going.
“Personally I want to score goals, but the important thing is helping Portadown stay at the top end of the table.”