Conor Marshall is determined to stamp out his authority at York Street.
The full back is no stranger to having to fight for a place in the Boston United starting XI.
However, he has made his hopes for the upcoming season very clear.
“I want to play in every game,” Marshall said.
“Whether that’s pre-season or in the league, I always want to be playing.”
The right back joined United from Brigg Town in January 2012.
He went on to play in 16 of the 18 remaining matches that campaign.
Twelve months ago, Marshall looked set to be a Boston regular, but former teammate Gary Silk - who got the not ahead of him at Grimsby Town - was also signed up and the pair began their rivalry again.
However, Marshall ended up making 35 starts, with Silk given 26 appearances in the starting XI after being released by Graham Drury but recalled by Dennis Greene.
But come the end of the campaign, Greene showed his faith in the Skegness lad, by offering him a deal and labelling Silk surplus to requirements.
Now Marshall - who signed a new deal with the club on Saturday - will have to compete for his place again following the arrival of Peter Bore, who can also play in the right-hand side of defence.
“That’s football,” said the 20-year-old. “Competition is good for any player.
“I’m still hoping to improve my game and hopefully Peter can help me with that.
“I played with him at Grimsby and know he’s a good player.”