King's Lynn Town defender Kalern Thomas is determined to go from villain to hero after his arrival at the club.
Thomas, who was with Lynn's Southern Central League rivals Kettering Town last season, was sent-off for a tackle on Michael Gash when the Poppies visited Norfolk towards the tail end of last season.
But now the Leicester-based youngster wants the banish the memories of seeing red for his former side by helping the Linnets to promotion.
Thomas said: "I think the fans helped me get sent-off that night and I took quite a bit of stick, but that's football.
"You have to take it with a pinch of salt and I hope I can now win the fans over with my approach to the game.
"The fans at Lynn have a huge part to play with their backing next season."
Thomas also revealed that he was impressed by manager Simon Clark and the stature of the club.
"King's Lynn are a massive club and I knew that before I signed," admitted Thomas.
"I've played against them a few times and know what they are all about. They were very unlucky not to go up in the play-offs last season and were one of the best sides in the league.
"They've kept the majority of their squad, but what really made my mind up was the enthusiasm and professionalism of the manager.
"Simon is so enthusiastic about football and how he wants to play and that's exactly how I approach the game myself.
"Winning the Southern League with Corby was massive in my career and now I'd like to do the same at King's Lynn.
"The club has got massive potential to kick on next season and I can't wait to be a part of it."
Although he has big boots to fill following Cameron Norman's departure to Oxford United, Thomas says he is not phased by the task in hand.
"I'm very confident in my own ability and I'm sure that I can win the fans over," said Thomas.
"I don't feel too much pressure. I try to play my own game and let my performances do the talking.
"How the manager wants to play is going to suit my attributes. I thrive on one-to-one defending, but I also like to get forward and support the strikers."
The 23-year-old, who is primarily a right-sided defender but also capable of playing on the left, began his career on the books of Walsall before turning out for Quorn in the United Counties League.
He has also played for Solihull Moors, Corby Town and Boston United.