Julian Bennett wants to join Boston United to win trophies.
The left back is currently on trial with the Pilgrims, hoping to earn a deal following a year-long absence from football due to a knee injury.
Manager Dennis Greene has admitted he is keen to sign the left back and fellow trialist Matt Urwin, a goalkeeper.
Bennett, 30, says the feeling is mutual, but is quick to point out he’s a player with fire in his belly, and not a former pro after a final pay day.
“Hopefully that will show,” he told The Standard.
“I love my football and I’m passionate and committed.
“Last season I missed the competitive side.
“I’m not here to make up the numbers and see my days out.”
After last season’s gut-wrenching play-off defeat, United are intent on winning the National League North.
And Bennett is singing from the same hymn sheet.
“I’ve heard a lot about where this club wants to go,” added the ex-Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace defender.
“Why can’t Boston be back in the League?
“Hopefully, I can be that experienced head to see them through.”
Tonight (Wednesday) could see Bennett face his former club as United host Nottingham Forest’s under 21s (KO 7pm) in a friendly.
“It would be a good test quality-wise, but we’ll give them a good game,” Bennett said.
“Obviously, the pre-season is all about preparing.
“It’s Forest but we’ll still go out there and do our thing right.”