Danny Hylton is hoping that Gary Waddock will again get the best out of him after yesterday completing his move to Oxford United.
The 25-year-old striker played under the U’s head coach when he was at Aldershot, and says that his spell at the Recreation Ground was his best in professional football.
Hylton has signed a two-year deal at the Kassam Stadium, and is hoping to put a disappointing campaign behind him.
The 6ft forward made just one appearance for Sky Bet League One side Rotherham, spending part of the season on loan at Bury and AFC Wimbledon.
But Hylton says he is delighted to have completed his move to Oxford, and can't wait for the season to get under way.
“I enjoyed every minute when Gary was my manager before and he was a massive factor in me coming here,” Hylton said.
“He has belief in you and a good style of play. He likes to play good attacking football and hopefully the fans will enjoy it. It’s a fresh start for me and I am really excited – I can’t wait to get going now.”
Hylton scored 48 times in 139 starts for Aldershot, before moving to Rotherham last summer.
However, things did not go well at the New York Stadium, the striker making just one appearance for the Millers at Brentford in October.
A week later, he went on loan to Bury, where he scored twice in seven starts and then in January went to Wimbledon where he netted three times in ten starts.
“I went to Rotherham and it didn’t work out how I wanted it to, but that’s part of football,” he added.
“You can’t predict what’s going to happen and you have to experience the lows as well as the highs. It can only make you stronger.
“I now know what it’s like to not really play for a year and I don’t want to go through that again.”
Hylton, who was handed an eight-match ban in May 2012 after being found guilty of two charges of racial abuse, will link up with his new teammates when they report back for pre-season.
Our top stories:
11:48am Tuesday 24th November 2015
Two of Elton John's five UK 2016 concert dates will be in Oxfordshire, the star reveals today
8:30am Tuesday 24th November 2015
RESIDENTS have accused hospital chiefs of keeping them in the dark over plans which could mean 18 months of disruption on Headington’s roads.
4:43pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
PLANS for a new Aldi in Oxford will be submitted before the end of the year.
3:00pm Tuesday 24th November 2015
A GROUP of travellers who camped on the Marston Ferry Road cycle track for more than a month have now left.
9:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015
LONELINESS affects thousands in the county every year and some areas are particularly vulnerable, according to Age UK Oxfordshire.
8:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015
FUNGUS has forced an Oxford football club to abandon its £800,000 new pitches and clubhouse.
7:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015
A PROPOSAL to allow Oxfordshire County Council to raise an additional two per cent in council tax to help fund vital social care has been given a cautious welcome by its leaders.
6:30am Tuesday 24th November 2015
OXFORD’S new £12m Hilton hotel will help to meet growing demand for rooms in the city, according to its new manager.
6:00am Tuesday 24th November 2015
POLITICIANS have welcomed plans to tackle the county’s bedblocking crisis.
2:26pm Monday 23rd November 2015
A broken component on signalling equipment was the cause major problems at a Bicester rail crossing, closing it to traffic for more than 14 hours yesterday.
8:46am Monday 23rd November 2015
THE A34 southbound carriageway is now fully reopened between Islip and Pear Tree after a collision.
1:31pm Saturday 21st November 2015
PLANS to improve the health of those in Blackbird Leys have been unveiled to help improve life expectancy.
12:00pm Saturday 21st November 2015
A DAD and his two children regularly race to beat each other’s fastest time completing the Rubik’s Cube.
8:10am Saturday 21st November 2015
CAMPAIGNERS have accused council leaders of making “backroom deals” after they agreed to share up to 15,000 homes aimed at easing Oxford’s housing shortage across the rest of Oxfordshire.