Peter Bore has arrived at York Street determined to give the Boston United fans something to cheer.
The 25-year-old marked his senior debut with a two-goal substitute appearance in the 2006-07 season, helping Lincolnshire rivals Grimsby Town come from behind to sink the Pilgrims 3-2.
He also scored his first professional hat-trick at the expense of Boston in the return clash in that League Two season, the Mariners winning 6-0.
“It was a long time ago,” Bore told The Standard. “But the memories are still there.
“They’re good memories, it’s just unfortunate they were against Boston.”
Bore - who joined United this morning - opted to sign for the Pilgrims after being sold the club by boss Dennis Greene.
And after tormenting the amber and black fans, he now wants to get them on side by playing his part in a memorable season.
He continued: “The manger told me about his ambitions for the club and, hopefully, we can help him and the club get promotion.
“I’ve signed on non-contract at the moment.
“Hopefully, I can do well and maybe get a deal. That’s my aim.”
Bore was brought up in Grimsby but now lives in Louth.
After recently becoming a father, he took time out this summer to decide what he wanted from his career.
He ended last season with Blue Square Bet Premier Gateshead, but decided that travelling to the north east every day meant spending too much time away from family life.
And with that in mind, he opted not to join another club far from home.
Boston seems the perfect fit for Bore, despite him having to drop down a division.
However, he is no stranger to the Conference North, having spent time with rivals Harrogate Town.
Bore has previously played alongside fellow Boston new boy Gary Mills at Lincoln City and is also good friends with Conor Marshall, having previously been on holiday with the right back.
Bore and Marshall may both be in competition for that defensive role this season.
But the versatile ex-York City man can also play in attack or on the wing.
“I haven’t discussed positions, where I’ll be playing yet,” added Bore after signing his contract.
“I’ll report for training next Saturday and get to know the lads. Then we’ll take it from there.
“It doesn’t bother me where I play.”