Alex Lawless has admitted he is desperate to win over the Luton Town faithful and bring them back the league title.
The Welshman's contract expired this summer along with 14 other Hatters - nine of whom have now left the club. A contractual clause, based on the number of games played, entitled him to a new deal and he penned a one-year extension earlier this month after a heart-to-heart with manager Paul Buckle.
Inconsistency dogged the midfielder last term and he was asked to play in a number of positions, often in more defensive, holding roles, which he admits is not his forte.
But now Lawless is determined to prove himself in a Hatters shirt, saying: "I'm settled and I just want to make a right go of it.
"I came here for a reason and I don't feel as if that's been proven yet.
"I'm fully up for it.
"When I first signed the aim was to get promotion and I took a bit of flak from the fans last season for whatever reason. Sometimes people don't know the reasons you don't play well and at other times you just don't play well.
"That's what you've got to deal with but I'd like to win over the fans.
"I feel as though I can, I look forward to trying to do that and hopefully winning the league. Personally, it's been three long seasons with the play-offs.
"Some of the players that did leave are really good players and for him [Buckle] to want to keep me, it's a massive confidence boost."
The 27-year-old sat out the 2-0
pre-season victory over St Albans City on Monday night but played at right back in the 7-1 drubbing of AFC Dunstable on Saturday, in which he scored with a thunderbolt.
He said: "About five years ago, it was my regular position so it's nothing new.
"Midfield is my favourite position but if you're involved in a winning team you'll play wherever you're asked to do it.
"I played a little bit deeper in midfield last year. I prefer to play further forward and I like to get a few goals.
"That was a bit disappointing last year but you go away, come back and an aim of mine is to get a few goals.
"The way we are looking to play, even at right back you can get in on them."
He added: "Last season I played more defensive than I ever have when it comes to central midfield and maybe if I can get forward more, get in the goals then maybe that will win people over a bit more."
On Town's prospects in what will be their fourth season in the Blue Square Bet Premier, Lawless said: "Every year has been my aim to win it, but there's a feeling this year that we can and we will."
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