Haydn Hollis believes Forest Green Rovers have stronger personalities in their squad which has been the key to their strong start.

The defender has found league action hard to come by this season but impressed in Rovers Carabao Cup win at Swindon Town on Tuesday.

Hollis hasn't been too disheartened and says he's working even harder to try and get back into the starting XI in the league.

"Its a very good set of lads we've got here," he said. "Not that the ones last year weren't, maybe not so in ability but personality and attitude, everyone's pushing each other and we've got a good set of lads and no ego's.

"Your standard goes up when you're pushing each other and people work hard for each other and for myself I'm not in the team at the minute so if I want to get in the team I've got to give a bit more, naturally that will come to me and everyone that's not in the team has to give more and the ones that are have to give more to stay in the team.

"The gaffer said you can sometimes be too hyped and try to hard, you've got to relax and play your normal game but the gaffer knows what everyone can do here and he'll pick a team he knows can win at certain place."

Hollis was part of a defence that kept a clean sheet on Tuesday and couldn't hide his delight about leaving Swindon without conceding.

"It's massive, even though the performance wasn't the best it could have been, as a defender people look and see that you've kept a clean sheet so I'm delighted," said Hollis. "When that full time whistle goes and you've kept a clean sheet there's no better feeling."

"At times in this league, over 50% of the time its not going to be pretty away from home but we've got to get results and find a way to win or draw and not get beat. It's a results business and there will be times when youre not playing well and you need the right attitude to roll your sleeves up and find something."

"Performances are important but the most important thing is the result."

Hollis is wary of the threat of Bury and expects them to be amongst the teams challenging at the top of the league.

"I think they'll be one of the better teams in the league," added Hollis. "No matter where you go in this league there's no easy games and we'll see on Saturday it'll be exactly the same so if we can go there and get a result confidence will be even higher than it is now."