George Thomson is excited at what the 2015-16 season could have in store for both him and Chester FC.
Thomson has signed a deal keeping him at the Deva Stadium for the next 12 months having shown substantial promise following his January arrival from Kings Lynn Town.
The 22-year-old told The Chronicle he was focused on making an even bigger impact next term and sees no reason for the club not be targeting the play-offs.
“It’s going to be really competitive like it always is but the lads want to achieve something and I know the club has got ambitions too,” said Thomson.
“I think everyone is pulling in the same direction and when we put a string of results together last season we weren’t that far away from the play-offs and people were starting to talk us up before we had a couple of poor results so hopefully we can be a bit more consistent and you never know.
“The manager has signed a lot of lads around the same age and to have a young squad like ours is exciting, but I’m sure the manager will be bringing in other players and I’m already looking forward to coming back for pre-season and getting started.”
Attacking midfielder Thomson almost joined the Blues last summer but returned to Kings Lynn at the end of his pre-season trial.
His prolific form for the Linnets tempted Steve Burr to bring him on a short-term deal in January with the ex-Nottingham Forest trainee netting two goals in his eight appearances.
Thomson, who relocated from his home in Leicestershire to Manchester, said committing to the club was a simple decision.
“It was to be fair because it was something I wanted to do. I wanted to stay as I’ve enjoyed my time at the club since coming back in January and I think it was a pretty straightforward thing for all parties.
“I didn’t really settle anywhere until I joined Kings Lynn and I’m really appreciative to them for giving me the opportunity to play week in, week out.
“I’m fully focused on Chester now and just want to keep progressing and can’t wait to see what next season will bring. I’ve settled well up here and I’ll have a week or two off, get a bit of sunshine and then I’ll come back and the hard work starts for next season.”