ANDY HOLDSWORTH is making the Football League learning curve look ridiculously easy.
Just turned 20, he has responded to being left out against Lincoln with telling performances in the vital victories over Yeovil and Oxford.
His development is all the more remarkable because the Pontefract lad has effectively sidestepped the Reserves, swapping Academy grades for full first-team colours.
"I'm loving it," enthused the talented right wing-back.
"Everyone is enjoying it, though, because if we keep playing well and keep winning, we are definitely going up.
"We aren't looking any further than the next game at the moment because there are a lot of points still to play for, but we've put ourselves in a good position and we want to make the most of it."
Growing in confidence by the game, Holdsworth has particularly enjoyed playing alongside experienced players like Efe Sodje, Steve Yates and Andy Booth.
"The gaffer is getting us psyched up for every match at the moment and we are flying," said Holdsworth, who made his 29th appearance up at Carlisle.
"We've had a great season at home, our away form has become the best in the division and we've got to keep it going.
"I think the fans are realising what we can achieve as well.
"There were a lot up at Carlisle the other night and the atmosphere down at Oxford last weekend was unbelievable for a Third Division game."
Manager Peter Jackson believes Holdsworth has been one of the success stories of the season, fulfilling all the defensive duties and attacking threat he wants from his wing-backs.
He is also delighted with the backing his young side are getting.
"Our fans have been great, but last Saturday at Oxford was the best they've been all season," said Jackson.
"We got a very hostile reception, but the lads responded and the fans were very vocal throughout the match."