Matty Taylor wants to fire Chester FC away from relegation danger and turn himself into hot property.
Taylor arrived on loan from Forest Green Rovers before the transfer window closed and drilled home a debut goal in the 3-1 home defeat to Welling United.
With his contract at the New Lawn up in the summer, the 22-year-old believes the loan spell gives him the perfect chance to rediscover the form that earned him an England C call up.
“I’m wanting to do as well as I can for Chester but the move has put me in the shop window,” he said.
“I’m here to score goals and keep the club in the league but the more goals I can get then the more teams will be looking at me and then we’ll see what happens over the summer.”
Taylor began his career with Oxford United but dropped into non-league with his home village club North Leigh, who play in the Southern League.
He netted more than 80 goals in a prolific two-year spell and his deadly form soon drew attention from Football League and Conference Premier clubs.
“I played a few games for Oxford but left after a change in manager,” said Taylor.
“I didn’t want to go trialling around and North Leigh is my nearest club so I rang up the manager and he signed me on.
“There were a few clubs watching me because I was scoring goals consistently.
“I had a trial game for Cheltenham and they asked me to go back and then Newport came in for me but I turned them down.”
Forest Green beat off other clubs to sign Taylor for an undisclosed fee in September 2011.
“The step up was exciting and I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like but I settled in really well and felt more than capable,” he said.
Taylor notched 10 goals in his first season among non-league’s elite and added nine more last term in an underachieving side.
Rovers went into the current campaign as one of the title favourites and Taylor bagged two in an 8-0 win over Hyde on the opening day of the season.
But an injury in training derailed his progress and manager David Hockaday was replaced with Adrian Pennock as Forest Green struggled for form.
“I was playing my best football in pre-season and started the season really well,” said Taylor.
“I got a few goals but then I got a stupid tackle in training and tweaked my medial to put me out for a few weeks.
“I came back early as the team wasn’t doing very well but got injured again and missed a few more weeks.
“When I came back from that, the team was on a bad run and then the manager changed and the new manager has got his own ideas.”
Goals have been in short supply for the Blues this season – leading scorer Gareth Seddon has only five – so manager Steve Burr swooped to bring Taylor in for the rest of the season.
“I wanted to get out and play games and I know the gaffer here players attacking football so it was a good move,” said Taylor.
Despite being on the losing side in both of his games so far, Taylor insists his new club can beat the drop.
“There are some talented lads in the squad and you think ‘what’s going on’ but the table doesn’t lie,” he said.
“I haven’t been here long so I’m not sure what’s gone on but I’ve seen enough of the boys already to believe we can stay up.”