NEW Town defender Frank Sinclair today looked forward to his home debut and declared: "It's onwards and upwards."
The 35-year-old centre-back said he was satisfied with his first appearance for the club in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bristol City.
But as he continued preparations for Saturday's Galpharm meeting with League I survival chasers Brentford, the on-loan Burnley player (pictured) told Town fans: "There's a lot more to come from me."
Sinclair, who will come up against the `little and large' Bees strike combination of Jo Kuffour and veteran Neil Shipperley, believes an entire week's training with his new teammates will pay dividends.
"The Bristol game was only my second in six weeks, so I did feel a little bit rusty," admitted Sinclair, who is at 11th-placed Town until the end of the season with a view to a permanent switch in the summer.
"But I felt better as the game went on, and getting plenty of training sessions under my belt will be helpful.
"The rest of the lads here have been brilliant. They made me feel welcome from the minute I got here and they eased me through last week's game."
Asked what he thought of Town's display at Ashton Gate, Sinclair responded: "We might have only drawn, but if we continue to play like that, we won't be far off the play-offs.
"I thought our midfield took control and we passed the ball very well.
"Against one of the better sides in the division, we had more possession and more chances, and it was only our failure to put them away which was a letdown.
"We should really have put the game to bed before their late equaliser, which you have to say was a bit fortunate. It took a nasty deflection and our keeper couldn't do anything about it."
Sinclair certainly won't be fazed by the prospect of facing the powerful Shipperley, who joined Brentford from Sheffield United during the transfer window.
He did battle with the 6ft 7in Enoch Showunmi at Bristol, and said: "We knew that with the big lad up front, they'd be pretty direct, and I thought we coped well."
Shipperley has yet to score for the Griffin Park club.