Portsmouth striker Luke Varney wants to use the new Championship season to repay manager Steve Cotterill for bringing him to the club.
The 28-year-old joined Pompey from Derby County earlier this month.
"Steve was the main reason I came here, I saw his attitude and ambition towards the club," he told BBC Radio Solent.
"I wanted to a part of something good, so it was really important to see that ambition and I hope I can repay him for what he's done for me."
He added: "So it was really important to speak to him and see that ambition coming through. So hopefully I can start repaying him for what he's done for me."
The ex-Derby forward says he is delighted to have finally secured a permanent deal after a frustrating time as a fringe player.
"Loan moves are always difficult as you don't feel wanted, so it's nice for me to get settled here," he said.
"I'm delighted to move here, it was a big decision for me but I wanted to get sorted and settle in quickly so I could have a real good go this year.
"We know what we got infront of us, the Championship is a tough league, so we're really looking forward to fixtures at the start.
"We're not worried, we got a strong and experienced squad, we're gonna put the hard work in and make sure we are in tip top shape for first few games."