Sebastiaan Steur believes he can be important for Heracles Almelo after playing his first match in almost 12 months following a groin injury.
The highly-rated striker sustained the problem shortly after securing his move to Polman Stadion from Excelsior.
Steur's injury remained a mystery for a long period before he travelled to a hospital in Germany and it was decided that a hernia operation was required.
He has now ended nearly a year on the sidelines after representing a Heracles youth side and he hopes to progress to the reserve setup and then the first team.
Steur told his club's official website: "First of all, I want it to be possible to play some minutes in the second team.
"Eventually, of course, I hope as soon as possible to catch up with the first team. I would be important for the team again."