GOALKEEPER Kenny Arthur has two ambitions - to play at Wembley and have an FA Cup run - and he believes he can do both at Accrington Stanley.
The 29-year-old stopper has another year on his Reds’ contract after signing from Partick Thistle last summer. His initial one year deal was extended to two when he played 20 games for the Reds.
A broken leg at Bradford meant a four month lay off for the Scot but he now wants a full season - and has set his sights on fulfilling his two dreams.
"I think for any Scottish player coming to England there are two hopes - to play at Wembley and have a good FA Cup run.
"That’s the first thing I said to manager John Coleman when I first spoke to him about joining Accrington.
"Last year it did not happen but I will just recycle those ambitions and kick on with those goals in the new season."
He admitted he is already itching for the new season to start.
"I am really looking forward to it already. We need to progress as a club and we have got to improve," he said.
"You win as a team and you lose as a team and the manager has said he will strengthen the squad.
"He has started as I know Colin Murdock was highly rated from his days at Hibernian," added Arthur after the ex-Preston defender agreed terms with Stanley last week following his release from Shrewsbury.
"And we also need a good start so I am just looking forward to getting stuck in.
"Last year, with the broken leg, it was a bit of a freak season but that’s the past now and I am ready for the new onslaught."
After spending his entire career at Partick up to coming to Accrington, he admits League Two football is different to what he expected.
"In the Football League, there tends to be an awful lot of balls put into the box as compared to Scottish football. They put them in from anywhere on the field!
"In Scottish football you might have three or four balls into the box to deal with but, this season, there are 20 or 30 crosses coming in and it can be non-stop.
"But I think that suits my game better and I really enjoy that part of football.
"And you realise that there are some players in this league with fantastic qualities. We have just got to learn from our mistakes and make sure we progress next season."
Coleman is happy to have Arthur at the FES for another season.
"Kenny is delighted to stay," said the Reds chief.
"He loves it here, loves the fans and appreciates what we are trying to do.
"He said he wants a cup run and a play off place but he got neither this season so hopefully he can get both of them next season."