Kidderminster Harriers defender Kelvin Langmead says the financially-troubled club are looking at more than just National League survival this season.
"We're not looking at just making up the numbers," Langmead, 30, said.
"We're a young and hungry squad and will get better and better every game."
Despite having to halve his budget for this season and sell many of the his best players, Harriers boss Gary Whild has been able to bring in fresh faces, with Langmead among four new signings.
The former Northampton and Shrewsbury centre-back has joined on a season-long loan from Ebbsfleet and is adamant his time at Aggborough can be a success and not one solely focused on avoiding relegation.
"We're certainly not thinking that, absolutely not," he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.
"We're quietly confident, it's a new squad and there's no reason why we can't challenge the best teams in this league.
"We're all starting to gel and we're looking forward to it."
Harriers begin their National League campaign at home to Grimsby on Saturday, 8 August.
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