Francis Jeffers plans to use his move to Accrington Stanley to send a message to his doubters.
The striker had seemed destined for stardom when he first burst onto the scene with Everton in the 1990s but Stanley are his 11th club of an unsettled professional career.
Jeffers believes he has consequently been dismissed by his critics and so he wants to use his time at Stanley, who he joined at the start of March, to remind people of his talent.
"To prove a point to people," Jeffers told Sky Sports News when asked about his move to Stanley. "To prove a point to myself, really, that I can still do it.
"A lot of people wrote me off, people I know in the game. They were not willing to give me a chance, probably, because I have not played much football.
"It is important I get my name back out there and get playing. You never know where these things take you."