CENTRAL midfield players who can score double figures in a season have been something of a rarity with Town in recent years.
But Chris Brandon reckons he can fit the bill after following Rob Edwards and Martyn Booty from Chesterfield to the McAlpine.
Chris Beech was the last man to manage it for Town, but Brandon is confident he can provide that sort of goal power to back up the strikers and Danny Schofield, whose `floating' role could again prove successful.
"I can't wait to get cracking, especially as the lads have made me feel so welcome at the club," said Brandon, who scored his first goal in Town colours in the pre-season friendly at Harrogate Town.
"I did have an offer to stay at Chesterfield, but as a footballer you've got to have ambition and, at 28, I think it would have shown a lack of ambition to stay at Saltergate.
"I don't mean any disrespect to Chesterfield, because I enjoyed it there, but Huddersfield is a massive club and anyone worth their salt would love to play here.
"I can't wait to step out in the blue and white stripes and Robbie and Boots have told me what a great club it is.
"I also know Tony Carss from the past, because when he was with Bradford he used to be in digs at my auntie's house!"
A former Bradford Park Avenue and Stafford Rangers player, Brandon got his League breakthrough with Wes Saunders at Torquay.
"I was always being told by ex professionals in my younger days that I was definitely good enough to play in the League, but it wasn't until a trial at Torquay when I was 23 that I got the chance," he said.
"Wes gave me a two-year deal, at which point I found out that Halifax were interested in me. It was funny, because their manager used to sponsor my kit when I was at Avenue, but it was only when he found out I was going somewhere else that he made it known he wanted to sign me.
"I was glad I didn't go, really, because they got relegated out of the League the following season, and I enjoyed it at Plainmoor.
"I did well the first season but then missed the whole of my second season through injury.
"In my third year down there, Wes Saunders left as manager, we finished just above the relegation zone and my time was up, so Chesterfield came in and gave me a two-year contract.
"We avoided relegation by the skin of our teeth again last season but it was an enjoyable experience for me. This, though, is the next stage and I want to do well."
So what can Brandon bring to the Town party?
"I like to think I'm an attacking midfield player who always gives 110% for my club," said Brandon, who is single but has a girlfriend, Melissa.
"My biggest asset is getting forward and supporting the attack, which is what the manager has brought me in to do, and I'm keen to do well.
"I think that being in the lower Leagues in my early 20s has made me appreciate what a great life it is in professional football, and I'm determined to work hard for Peter Jackson and, hopefully, everything else will fall into place.
"It's a privilege to be a pro footballer, the career doesn't last long and I, certainly, want to make the most of the chance.
"In my first season at Chesterfield I got 10 goals in a struggling team and they were all from open play.
"I will definitely set out the season with a target of getting at least 10 for Huddersfield and anything else will be a bonus.
"Having come into the game at 23, I haven't had all the stress on my body from a young age which apprentices in the game get, so as I get older I'm hoping that will stand me in good stead.
"Hopefully it will allow me to play on for a good few years and well into my 30s - I'm a naturally fit player in any case - and I would love to go to the highest level if possible.
"As I said, I am ambitious and, from what the manager has said, this club has similar objectives."
Brandon admits to following Bradford City as a youngster, but it isn't only that fixture which has whetted his appetite.
"I'm a Yorkshire lad and I'm looking forward to all the derby matches this season," said Brandon, who has sold his house in Chesterfield and is currently living back at his mother's in Idle.
"We will be playing to some packed houses at the McAlpine and I can't wait for that.
"I think we can do well and I'm keen to do my bit for a club which is clearly going in the right direction."