New signing Lenny Pidgeley aims to make the Exeter City goalkeeping jersey his own, despite knowing he may start the season as second choice.
The 27-year-old said he had not come to St James Park from Bradford City to play second fiddle.
"I really want to get back playing regularly, so I am not coming here to be a number two," Pidgeley told the Exeter Express and Echo.
Pidgeley also believes the League One play-offs are a realistic target.
City manager Paul Tisdale has said Artur Krysiak is likely to start the season as his first-choice goalkeeper.
"Artur has been here for a year and has been patient, so the club are looking to give him a chance to play, which I fully understand," said Pidgeley.
"But I will be giving 100% in every training session and every game and I will be knocking on the door for an opportunity as soon as I can.
"I am experienced now and this is an important year for me. I am coming here to play."