Peterborough forward Lee Tomlin admits he could be "a bit of a project" for manager Gary Johnson this season.
The 21-year-old was snapped up from Rushden & Diamonds last Friday and is hoping to make his first league start at Bournemouth on Saturday.
He said: "I knew there had been a bit of interest in me, but I wasn't keen on moving to another Conference club because I felt I was already at the best one.
"The set-up and facilities at Rushden are great. I loved life there and I am very grateful for everything they have done for me, but I'm an ambitious player.
"I've always wanted to play in the Premier League and I hope I can at least get to the Championship with Posh.
"I got a buzz off Gary as soon as I met him for the first time. He has a really good reputation in football and his record speaks for itself. The gaffer will help me improve more. I guess I am a bit of a project, but hopefully it won't be a long one."