Danny Meadows says he is determined to hold down a regular place in the Boston United starting XI.
The midfielder joined the club after impressing on trial in pre-season.
And after making four starts and two appearances from the bench, he is keen for as much match time as possible - even if he admits to knowing little about what to expect in the Vanarama North.
“Football’s all about fighting for your place and trying to keep your position all season,” he told The Standard.
“I don’t know much (about this division), but I played 90-plus games for Alfreton.
“This is a new chapter for me, but it’s still men’s football, so just get stuck in.”
Meadows says he is grateful of the warm welcome to the club his teammates have given him.
And as he gets to know them better, he says he has come to realise that the set-up at the Jakemans Stadium may have all the right ingredients for a promotion push.
“We’ve got the right players, manager, coaches and physios - everyone’s behind us,” he added.
“It’s the lads on the pitch who do the job, and we want to win as many games as we can.”
The midfielder is now looking to be involved as the Pilgrims host Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday (KO 3pm).
United defeated the Celtic 4-1 at York Street back in April thanks to a brace from Ben Milnes, plus strikes from Spencer Weir-Daley and Junior Konadu.
The two sides drew 3-3 at Bower Fold last season with Netan Sansara, Ben Fairclough and Marc Newsham all finding the net.