Matt Tubbs is ready to fight for his place in the Bournemouth first team after arriving at Dean Court from Crawley on Monday.
The striker signed for an undisclosed six-figure fee on Monday with 18 goals to his name this term.
But Tubbs knows he is not just going to walk straight into manager Lee Bradbury's starting line-up.
"I wouldn't expect that," he said. "I'm here to compete for my place and hopefully get into the team and keep on scoring goals.
"I've had a couple of spells down here and I'm originally from the Bournemouth area and that played a part in my decision in the end.
"It's nice to join a club pushing in the right direction, I know a lot of the lads from my time here before and I can't wait to get involved in training and see where we get to."