Boss Mark Warburton reckons his Brentford squad is reaping the rewards from the increased competition for places.
Yesterday's deadline day loan capture of Portuguese striker Betinho brought the number of summer arrivals to Griffin Park to 12.
They have hit the ground running too – with the Bees eighth in the Championship table going into the international break – their highest league position in more than 50 years.
Warburton said: “Nick Proschwitz used the term 18 months in the wilderness when he joined us, and he gives us a different physicality. He's fighting for his jersey, and that's what we want. Harlee Dean wants his shirt back too, and that's the way it needs to be all over the park.”
Proschwitz scored Brentford's second in Saturday's 2-0 win at Rotherham after Andre Gray opened the scoring, which also drew praise from Warburton.
He added: “Andre deserves that, from what I saw it was a tremendous finish. He's raw and sometimes that gives him a randomness – we don't know what he's going to do, but neither do defenders. He's got a raw power and composure.”