Joel Lynch is hoping to earn a permanent switch to Nottingham Forest after joining the Reds on a month-long loan.
The 20-year-old defender took part in his first training session with the Championship club on Thursday after finalising the details of his move from Brighton.
He has made no secret of his desire to leave the Seagulls, handing in a transfer request last month, and feels he has the ability to adapt to life in the second tier.
"The loan is for a month but I'm keen to show what I can do," Lynch told Forest's official website.
"I feel confident in my own ability to play at Championship level and I'll be hoping to impress the manager (Colin Calderwood) as soon as possible.
"It's no secret that I am looking to move on from Brighton and to get this chance with such a big club as Forest is ideal for me. It's an opportunity to show what I can do and I want to make the most of it.
"I feel as though I am ready to make a fresh start in my career and intend to do everything possible to give myself a chance of doing that with Forest."
Calderwood has confirmed that Lynch will be in his squad for the trip to Plymouth on Saturday, but top scorer Rob Earnshaw looks set to miss out with a hamstring strain.