Stephen Bywater reckons Burton Albion are a better team than Nottingham Forest.
The Reds were 2-0 winners when the sides met at the City Ground on Saturday, a result which left Forest 10 places above the Brewers in the Championship.
Forest might be eight points better off after 13 games, but the Burton goalkeeper feels the team in the relegation zone are better.
“I think we’re a better team than Forest – it’s fine margins,” Bywater told the club’s website.
“The teams that are right up there, there’s a bit of a difference in quality but they’re paying fortunes for that.
“£13 million for someone at Wolves, that’s a lot of money.
“If we’re competing against that then we can’t compete against that can we?
“But what we can do is have a good squad and the gaffer’s done that.
“Every club he’s been at he’s got a good squad together and we’ve got that this year here with added quality and we’ve just got to go into every game and be positive.”