New Chester FC signing Wade Joyce is wanting to make the most of a 'fresh start' with the Blues.
Joyce was snapped up on a permanent deal by Jon McCarthy after impressing the Blues boss with his displays in the centre of midfield during his pre-season trial spell.
The central midfielder, son of Manchester United reserve team manager and Hull City legend Warren Joyce, arrives at the Blues following a stop-start career so far that has already seen him take in spells with Sunderland, Barnsley, Oldham Athletic, St Johnstone and Stalybridge Celtic before arriving at Chester.
And after spending time with six clubs by the age of 22, Joyce is keen to put down some roots at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.
"It's a fresh start for me and I've come into a great group of lads and the gaffer and Sharpy (assistant manager Ian Sharps) have welcomed me with open arms.
"The last couple of season's I've not had the right clubs at all and I've not settled in. I feel like I have settled in well here and now I want to cement down a place in the team and stay here for the forseeable future."
Joyce doesn't intend to just make up the numbers at Chester either.
Battling with the likes of Tom Shaw, Liam George and Sam Hughes for a midfield berth, Joyce has set his sights on becoming an integral part of McCarthy's squad and believes that the Blues possess the talent to do well in the National League this season.
He said: "It's been great training with the lads and I think we can have a really good go at it this season. We are very talented, young and hungry and I think we can do really well this season. I'm looking forward to it."
"I would like to think I get around the pitch, work hard and give my all every week. That is what I ask from myself and what the manager asks of me and hopefully I can get in the team and stay in the team for the rest of the season. Everyone is talented and nobody has the right to be in the team every week. Everyone has to work hard every week and every game."