WREXHAM new boy Chris Llewellyn aims to repay manager Denis Smith's faith in him by bagging his fair share of goals this term.
The former Norwich City man yesterday revealed that the prospect of playing as an old-fashioned centre forward was one of the prime factors in attracting him to the Racecourse during the summer, despite equally tempting financial offers from a number of other clubs.
The 23-year-old was more often than not deployed in midfield or on the flanks at Carrow Road before a 12-month injury lay-off forced him to take a back seat, but he confessed he has alway seen himself as an out-and-out striker.
"I was a centre-forward at Norwich as a kid but played the majority of my senior games in midfield and out wide," he said.
"But the gaffer has given me the opportunity to play where I want to. Hopefully I'll score goals and keep my place in the side."
With a successful penalty in Wrexham's first pre-season friendly at Witton Albion and a well-taken header against First Division West Bromwich Albion earlier this week already under his belt, Llewellyn is happy with his initial impact at the Racecourse but hopes there is more to come.
"Things are going well and I've settled in," he added. "Every day I'm getting to know the lads more so hopefully in a couple of weeks it will be even better.
"It's only pre-season and what you are looking for mainly is fitness, so results and performances aren't everything. But on a personal level I've been pleased with the way things are going."
Llewellyn has probably had more minutes on the pitch in the past couple of weeks than any of Smith's other strikers and the ex-Wales international admitted he particularly enjoyed his scoring contribution in Tuesday's 2-0 victory against a side looking to bounce back into the Premiership at the first attempt.
"On Tuesday the lads did well against a good team so it gives us the confidence to go on," he said. "Any goal is a good one and I was just glad to get on the scoresheet. Hopefully it will become a regular habit."
But Llewellyn knows that he is not simply in the side to score goals and admits he can learn a thing or two from more experienced players.
"We've been working on things in training and how I have to defend from the front. It's early days but I'm sure that by the start of the season everyone will know their jobs 100pc.
"People like Chris Armstrong and Lee Jones are good players, who have been on the scene a long time and they've scored a lot of goals between them. Hopefully I'll be able to take a few tips from them and we'll blend well well together."
And, with just one friendly remaining against Huddersfield Town at the Racecourse tomorrow, Llewellyn admitted that he can't wait for the action to begin in earnest on Saturday week.
"You can play as many friendlies as you like but it's the league and the points at stake which really count," he said. "When everyone is playing league football they seem to give that little extra 10pc or 15pc and I'm sure when the first league game of the season comes around the lads will be really buzzing."