New Grimsby Town signing Luke Waterfall is determined to be involved in Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 success at Blundell Park.
Michael Jolley made the centre-back his sixth summer signing today, as he joined on a two-year deal after leaving League One side Shrewsbury Town.
And the 29-year-old says he wants to be involved in a successful Mariners side over the next two seasons.
Speaking exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get it over the line, and to be here and put the shirt on today.
“It’s been a long time coming, it’s been getting worked on for a good few weeks.
“It’s a big club, and the manager as well – having spoken to him, he’s trying to get the club up to the right end of the league.
“And the aim would definitely be to get in the play-offs, and if we can do that it would have been a good season so I hope I can help with that.
“Without a shadow of a doubt I want to be involved in success with Grimsby Town.
“I’ve not come here to join a mid-table team. When I spoke to the manager, Elliott Whitehouse, and Matt Green, the lads all want to be pushing at the right end of the league.
“And that’s definitely what I’ve come here for – I’ve not come here solely because it’s close to home.
“I’ve come here to get the team to the right end of the table, and hopefully try get another promotion under my belt.”
And Waterfall revealed that Elliott Whitehouse and Matt Green, who were his teammates at Lincoln City, played big roles in his move to Blundell Park.
He said: “I know a couple of the lads here – I know Elliott Whitehouse and Matt Green really well.
“I’ve spoken to them two quite a lot, and as soon as I spoke to Elliott and he told me how good the set of lads is here, and the work ethic of the lads, I was set on coming here.
“He’s been on the phone a hell of a lot. He’s a great lad, I’ve known him for a while now, because we’ve played together previously.
“He was on the phone, and persuading me to get involved with the car school with him, Jake Hessenthaler, and James Hanson.
“I know Greeny really well as well from playing with him, and I haven’t seen a striker who works as hard as him for a while, and I’m sure the fans will get to see a lot him doing that this season.
“And I can’t see there being a better front two in League Two than Hanson and Greeny this season – when they’re on their day and on form, they’re a real handful.”
Watch Luke Waterfall’s first interview as a Grimsby Town player exclusively on iFollow Mariners.