New Gillingham recruit Danny Kedwell says he has realised his boyhood dream following his move from AFC Wimbledon.
The powerhouse forward was unveiled on Friday as the first of six signings for the Gills, after putting pen to paper in a three-year deal.
Born and raised in Gillingham, Kedwell is keen to establish himself as a fans favourite and a new local hero.
"I always watched them when I was a kid and I always said that one day I was going to play for them so that dream has come true," he said.
"When I was younger I was following the likes of Nicky Forster and then there was Paul Smith and Aidy Pennock, who ended up being my Welling manager as well. I will be trying to follow in Aidy's footsteps now because he was a Gills favourite.
"It would be amazing to hear the Rainham End singing my name. When I was a boy and went there I used to be one of the singers. Now I am going to be on that pitch and hopefully people will be signing my name when I hopefully score."