Newcomer Steve Loveridge is confident AFC Hayes fans have yet to see the best of him at Farm Park.
Loveridge (pictured in Hanworth Villa colours) has already shown he is capable of making an impact after following Lawrie Shennan in making the step up from the Combined Counties with Hanworth Villa.
“I feel I’m settling in alright and I’ve score a couple of goals, which helps,” said the Brook wide man.
“I’ve come from a league below, but feel quite comfortable about the step up. There’s just a bit more quality than in the league I was in last year, a bit more physical with a slightly higher tempo – but it’s not a greater difference.
“It demands more of you, fitness wise, but I don’t feel I have to work too hard on that because I’m naturally quite fit, so hopefully I have more to come.”
Loveridge was disappointed when his old pal Shennan left to link up with Ian Crane’s side and is delighted to be back alongside the striker once again.
“It’s good to be back with Lawrie Shennan,” he added.
“We were at Hanworth Villa together when we went on a really good FA Cup run and I was a bit gutted when he left. We have a good understanding on the pitch. Hopefully we can pick up where we left off.
“From what I’ve seen, I think we can do okay this season. The play-offs would be nice.”
Unfortunately, Loveridge could not prevent AFC Hayes being beaten 5-2 by visitors Aylesbury United on Saturday with Mitchal Gough and Jake Cass, who also missed a penalty, on target for the hosts.
Meanwhile, Northwood, who gave a start to Reece Grant, signed on loan from Wealdstone, went down 1-0 against Aylesbury while Uxbridge fought back from two goals down at the break thanks to Craige Tomkins and Matt Woods to earn a share of the spoils at Leighton Town.