The Norweigan has learned plenty from playing in the competition.
Brighton & Hove Albion under-23 winger Henrik Bjordal says the Checkatrade Trophy has offered the squad a chance to gain valuable experience, and loves the challenge of taking on clubs from Leagues One and Two.
The Norway Under-21 international played for 74 minutes in the impressive 2-1 victory at AFC Wimbledon in round two, and feels the squad can take confidence from that result going into tonight’s game at Coventry City, kick-off 7.45pm.
He said, "We are playing against a first team and you have to take the chance to show you can play well against good team like Coventry from League One.
"It will be a tough game, as Wimbledon was, but I think we are ready and can go through.
"I think the competition is very important for us in the under-23s. It is a good arena in which to show our quality and that we can play at a high level.
"I understand for Coventry it's just like another game, but for us younger players it's very good.”
Bjordal featured alongside several first-team players in the last round, including Richie Towell and Rohan Ince, and says their knowledge of the game benefits the whole squad.
"It's helped a lot. They bring their experience down to us and you're playing with good players.
"I don't know how many will be playing, but I think we can still do it with the under-23 team. We all trust each other and I think we have a good chance.
"It's a big thing for us to play in front of a larger crowd and against League One players. It's a good level, so we just have to show people what we can do against first-team players."
The winger has been on the fringes of the first-team squad himself, after travelling to the West Midlands for Albion’s last-gasp victory over Birmingham City, something which has made him even more determined to make the step up.
"It's more difficult to get a game when the team is top of the table, but I like that challenge. It's good to be around a team that is doing very well."