Jason Brown appreciates the chance that Peterhead gave him and after signing a new contract he is determined to help deliver promotion next season.
The Blue Toon defender joined the club last summer following his release from Inverness Caley Thistle and has penned a new deal to keep him at Balmoor next season.
The 21-year-old admits he did not know what the future held for him last summer, but after being invited along to Peterhead training with his brother Jordon he has never looked back.
After the Buchan outfit missed out on the League Two title and were beaten in the play-off final, Brown wants to deliver promotion next term.
He said: “It was a great season for me but we didn’t get where we wanted to be as a team.
“However, we were close and that was part of my decision to stay because I feel like I have a bit of unfinished business.
“We were unlucky last season and this season I think we can go one better.
“We finished the season with 76 points, we’ll be looking to hit the same heights again, we can look back at last season and a couple of results where we could have done better.
“But that’s in the past now, all we’re focused on is the new season ahead and our main aim is to finish top of the pile.”
After leaving Inverness last summer Brown admits his career was at a crossroads and he was grateful to be asked to Peterhead training.
Since being given his chance by the Blue Toon, Brown has grabbed it with both hands and he missed just two games in the recently concluded season.
He added: “This time last year I was sitting not knowing where I was going to be playing after leaving Inverness.
“I didn’t know what was happening but Jim McInally invited me along to training with my brother Jordon.
“I was grateful for that because I never really expected to play as much as I did.
“I was lucky enough just to go along and see how things went and then I was lucky enough to get a contract with Peter- head.
“Jim told me this time last year that I probably wasn’t going to play every week, but it was my first stepping stone and that I would get chances.
“But in pre-season last year I hit the ground running and I’ve never really looked back.
“I played 48 games and scored 11 goals so I can’t thank Jim and Peterhead enough for giving me that chance.”