David Kolodynski is hoping his move to Kettering Town will result in a championship medal after two seasons of being a nearly man.
The prolific striker signed for the Poppies from Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central rivals Rugby Town this week and is set to make his debut in tomorrow’s (Saturday) clash with Potters Bar Town at Latimer Park.
Kolodynski is Rugby’s all-time leading goalscorer and already has 20 to his name this season having broken through the 30-goal mark in the past two campaigns.
But on both occasions, Rugby finished as runners-up and, as he joins the current leaders and title favourites, the 25-year-old is already targeting the title.
“I got made a good offer by a big club who are top of the league and get lots of fans watching them, there’s not much more to say,” Kolodynski said.
“It’s tough to leave Rugby because I was there as a young kid and came through the ranks there.
“They have always supported to me, they looked after me and I thought I repaid them by scoring a lot of goals for them.
“Hopefully, the same thing can happen at Kettering. I know they are a team who create a lot of chances and I will do my best to score goals for them.
“We finished as runners-up at Rugby in the last two seasons and, to be honest, we felt we should have won it both times.
“I want to win the league and coming to Kettering gives me a chance of doing that.
“It’s a bit of a risk but that’s always the case when you move to a new club. Hopefully I can settle in quickly and do my bit to help the club achieve what they want to achieve.”
Kolodynski is likely to get the chance to make an immediate impact when the Poppies face Potters Bar tomorrow.
But he insists he isn’t expecting to walk straight into a starting line-up that is chasing a fifth league win in a row.
“I hope I will play but I am not expecting to march straight into the team,” he added.
“It will be great to play a part in front of the fans and if I can get involved I hope I can score a goal or maybe set someone else up for one.
“I have already scored a couple of goals against Potters Bar this season so they will know all about me. But I am looking forward to it.”