Crawley Town new signing Dean Cox enjoyed making an exciting debut for Reds during their 2-0 win at home to Yeovil Town on Monday.
He gave fans a hint of things to come by setting up a goal and linking play well to help clinch the victory.
Cox thanked the fans for their warm welcome and is looking forward to many more winning displays in 2017.
He said: “I was surprised that I started, a great surprise, not that I’m complaining - I got 60 minutes under my belt, it was great, the whole day, my family being here and it was a good moment.
“The fans gave me a great reception when I came off and I can’t thank them enough and I hope they enjoyed the 60 minutes they saw and I look forward to many more appearances.
“I am here to play and try my best - if I can inspire the team every week, so be it, that would be great.
“I’m here to enjoy my football. We want to make the play-offs. If you don’t dream, what is the point in playing?
“We can dream, work hard, chip away and get the points and give it a really good go.
“I have got to thank the fitness coach here, Marc (Lindsey) whose done great with me - I felt good, I really did. It was great to set-up a goal, a lovely feeling.
“The sky’s the limit really - if you can perform like that, we are going to win more football matches.
“It’s a team ethic, we have to stick together. It’s a squad game. Every manager’s going to want a few bodies in January - that’s only going to enhance the team.
“To come out and bounce back like we did shows great character. We need character to reach the play-offs and I believe we can do it!”
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