Crewe Alexandra defender Carl Martin says the upcoming season is the biggest of his career.
The 24-year-old has endured two injury-hit campaigns since signing a three-year deal at Gresty Road in 2009.
"This is going to be a massive year for me because I want to stay in the professional game," Martin told the club's official website.
"I want to repay the coaches here for having faith in me in the first place and show people what I can do.
"I have made missed a lot of football since coming to Crewe but I am fit and cannot wait to get started.
"I am not saying that I won't get some niggles or knocks along the way because that is part and parcel of football but I am hoping the worst of my injuries are behind me now."