Swindon's Alan McCormack believes his new club can surge through the English leagues over the coming seasons.
McCormack was on the books with Preston when they reached the Championship play-off final in 2005 and was instrumental to Southend's League One play-off push in 2009.
With experience in the Championship and League One, the Irishman is convinced Swindon could compete at a higher level.
He told the Swindon Advertiser: "You never know, with the right investment and the right players, in four or five years we could be challenging with the big boys.
"Blackpool have done it, Swansea have done it and I can remember playing against them when they were down low.
"It can happen to anyone so hopefully we can do it as well."