Aaron Norris is aiming to become a regular in Peterhead’s team this season.
The 20-year-old is embarking on his first full season with the Blue Toon.
The former Aberdeen midfielder joined the Buchan outfit in November last year.
Prior to that Norris had struggled with the groin injury osteitis pubis.
But following a double groin operation last year, Norris is fighting fit and aims to establish himself as a first-team regular with his hometown team this season.
He said: “I want to make a name for myself at Peterhead this season.
“It’s my local team, I’m a local lad and I want to get my name out there and get regular game time. It’s a very good squad we’ve got.
“It’s a great bunch of lads and technically they are very good as well.
“We were disappointed with what happened last season and not getting promoted.
“But I feel like with the squad we’ve got we’ll be good enough to get promoted this season.”
Peterhead play their first pre-season friendly tomorrow against Montrose at Links Park.
Norris has been working hard to make sure he is ready to impress Blue Toon boss Jim McInally this season.
He also spent time in the gym this summer bulking up so he is able to cope with the rigours of League Two football.
Norris added: “I didn’t get a pre-season last year because I was out with injury.
“I’d had operations on my groin and I was looking for a team.
“I came into Peterhead in November time and I hadn’t had a pre-season.
“But I felt when I came into the team I was fit enough and didn’t really need it because I’d come from being full-time with Aberdeen.
“I was fine coming in, but this pre-season it feels good to be getting it under my belt.
“I feel like I’m ready to push on this season.
“I feel the manager Jim McInally has seen my fitness because some of the stuff we’ve been doing in pre-season has been really hard.
“It’s good to get it under my belt and get fit for the season ahead.
“I’ve been to the gym almost every day over the summer because I knew that pre-season would be hard.
“I know it’s different being full-time and part-time, but I wouldn’t say there was much difference in terms of fitness.
“I knew it would be hard in pre-season and I felt I needed to come back ready.”