CLUB captain Rob Edwards has revealed his determination to be a Town first-team regular this season.
The popular left-back lost his place to Anthony Lloyd last term through injury, returning only as a midfielder in the play-off semi-finals.
He was back on the bench in Cardiff for the final, but since scoring in the shoot-out and returning this time with a new one-year contract in his pocket, the 34-year-old has reclaimed the senior slot at left wing-back.
"It's great to have played the first-team games in pre-season and, hopefully, I can carry that on," said Edwards, who was due to start in today's opener against Stockport.
"To have another contract is fantastic because, before the end of last season, it was very much 50-50 when I went to see the gaffer.
"Probably the two semi-final performances clinched it, because I did very well in those games, and I'm delighted about that becaused it's a great club.
"There is terrifically strong competition for places and it's up to everyone to respond.
" It should keep the lads on their toes knowing so many people are after shirts.
"I lost out last season through injury and it was tough, but Lloydy came in and did superbly well, the manager stuck with him because of that and I just had to be patient.
"Having come back well though, hopefully I can now have a good run in the side, steer clear of the injuries which cost me last season and aim to do as well as I possibly can."
Edwards, of course, faces Chesterfield, his former club, at the Galpharm on Tuesday.