JASON Scotland believes Swansea City are now equipped for everything the Championship has to throw at them following Saturday's victory at Norwich City.
And Scotland insists Swansea have now ticked all the boxes required to show the rest of the division they have the quality to deal with the big occasions.
The club's third away win of the season came during a five-goal thriller in East Anglia, and Scotland admits that display underlines the progression made by Martinez's side.
"Early on in the season we would probably have frozen at Carrow Road," revealed Scotland. "It happened at Reading when we lost 4-0.
"We went to big clubs and didn't know what to expect, but now we know what to expect.
"We are comfortable now and we are ready for this level. We are going from strength to strength with each game."
Scotland's late first-half equaliser came at a crucial time in Swansea's victory. Just moments after Ashley Williams's goal was wiped out for an offside call against Scotland, the 29-year-old slid home Angel Rangel's precise cross just two minutes before the break.
That was Scotland's fifth goal of the season, and last season's League One top scorer has now scored in his last two league games.
Further goals from Darren Pratley and Ferrie Bodde sealed the win in a performance that saw Swansea tested in all departments.
Scotland — who is likely to start Friday's home clash with Birmingham on the bench due to international commitments — admits he is still learning his role as a lone striker in Martinez's carefully crafted side.
"Working up front on my own does get frustrating because I don't get enough service, but I am happy to do this for the team," admitted Scotland.
"There are not many clubs in the Championship that play with a lone striker. I have five goals — I want more — but the way we play it is based around me a lot.
"I have to make a lot of runs off the ball and also hold it up quite a bit and bring people into play.
"Sometimes when I play well, the team plays well.
"It (his role) is a lot off the ball. I have to try to understand the game.
"Some people don't understand it, but most footballing people will.
"I played as part of two strikers in Scotland and with Trinidad.
"I played lone striker a few times with my club in Trinidad, but it has seemed to have worked well at Swansea.
"Hopefully it can continue to be a success."
If Scotland has to make do with a place on the bench against Birmingham, Gorka Pintado is likely to replace him as the lone striker.
Martinez will run the rule over Bodde and Leon Britton ahead of that clash after the pair picked up ankle and back problems against Norwich.