Aldershot Town youngster Jordan Roberts is looking forward to his future at the club as he aims to rebuilds his career.
Roberts, who was on the books of Arsenal and Peterborough as a schoolboy, signed a two-year contract with the Shots in February.
The 18-year-old winger told BBC Surrey: "It hits you when you get released from a club at a young age. There's nothing you can do about it.
"My mum advised me to carry on working hard and it's worked out well for me."
Roberts made his debut when he came off the bench for Aldershot in their 4-1 win over Barnet in February, but made his first start against Dagenham & Redbridge earlier this month.
He hopes he can be involved more regularly in the first-team squad when the new League Two campaign begins in August.
"I just want to carry on and get my head down until the end of the season," he added.
"Then I'll work hard in pre-season and see what the new season brings.
"The gaffer [Dean Holdsworth] has advised me to go out and show what I can do. I'd like to earn another contract after these two years."