ACCRINGTON Stanley's new signing Roscoe Dsane can't wait to make his mark in the Football League.
The striker signed a 12 month contract at the Fraser Eagle Stadium this week and admits it has been a busy two weeks for him - but now he is raring to go.
The 26-year-old scored 21 goals at AFC Wimbledon last season after recovering from a knee operation while at Aldershot the previous year.
This brought him back to the attention of Reds manager John Coleman - who was interested in Dsane while he was with the Shots - and the deal was swiftly done despite the Dons battling to keep him there.
"John Coleman spoke to my agent two weeks ago and I came down and signed as soon as I could," said Dsane.
"I know plenty about Accrington from my days in the Conference with Aldershot - I remember the opening day of the season when we were both in the Conference for the first time and I scored with a free kick!
"I didn't know John was interested in me then but I spoke to him over the last few days and I like what he has to say.
"He has plenty of plans and is ambitious and I am too. That is the only way to be - you have to have high ambitions.
"The manager won't accept a relegation battle or mid-table but want promotion. He knows what he wants and I can't wait for the season to start now.
"I have been having a sneaky look at the fixtures and my former team-mate at Aldershot, Will Antwi is at Wycombe and we obviously play them on the opening day.
"Already the texts have started flying between us and there is plenty of banter!
"And then we have Leicester City in the Carling Cup in the second game of the season - that is a big, big game. It is all really exciting."
Dsane, who also had Torquay chasing him, is planning to move up north soon and is hoping to reacquaint himself with the Stanley players as soon as possible.
"I know Paul Mullin and David Brown from playing against them and hopefully it will go well.
"I just want to prove to myself and prove to everyone else what I can do.
"I have always wanted to get into the League and was really disappointed when I didn't do it with Aldershot after we reached the play-offs.
"It is a test for me and I want to play and score at the highest level I can.
"I really appreciate John and Eric (Whalley) giving me the opportunity. I have now got the chance and I am just over the moon and really excited about it all."
Dsane was released from Aldershot after being prolific in front of goal for them.
After being a junior at Crystal Palace, he had spells at Southend - where he started his only league game - and Woking before moving to the Recreation Ground in 2002.
However, after he spent a year out with a tendonitis knee injury, he left the Shots and the Dons gave him a chance in the Ryman League - and he didn't let them down with his goals.
"Looking back, I had an operation on my knee and tried to come back too soon as I had been doing so well for Aldershot," said Dsane, who was working at Croydon Council.
"In hindsight, I should have rested longer but I am over that now and just want to get on with playing football.
"Every season, I set myself a target of 20 goals but, with targets, you do set yourself up for a fall! I would be over the moon with that though this season."
Coleman has been a long term admirer of the forward. He said: "I have known about Roscoe a long time and we are delighted we have got him and he is keen.
"He will have to fight for his place like everyone else."
Coleman has a wealth of riches up front with Paul Mullin, David Brown, John Miles, Rommy Boco and Leighton McGivern as well as Dsane.
And the Reds boss still hasn't ruled out signing another striker - but he says it won't be Burnley-born Gareth Seddon, who has been catching the eye with his performances for Hyde United.
Meanwhile, Coleman is trying to sort out his backline and expects a defender from a Scottish Premier League side to come to the club for a medical early next week as the manager is currently away.
He is also making a bid for a Northern-based centre half who is also being chased by a number of league clubs.
And the Reds chief hopes, with those two and getting Godwin Antwi back on loan from Liverpool, that he will have the makings of a strong defence.
"I will be happy if I get all those three," added Coleman.
And he hasn't ruled out talking to Burnley's former utility man Graham Branch although he hasn't made any contact with him yet.