PAWEL ABBOTT aims to fire Swansea to promotion this season - and hopes Town follow suit!
The 25-year-old signed a two-and-a-half year contract at the Liberty Stadium yesterday and is looking forward to an immediate debut against Gillingham tonight.
Abbott, who helped rob his new club of points when scoring twice for Town against them last month, believes he can push Kenny Jackett's side into the top six at least this term.
And as he said a fond farewell after three years and 51 goals at the Galpharm, he has no doubts Town can build on their wins against Cheltenham and Bournemouth and challenge for the play-offs themselves.
"I've had a fantastic time at Huddersfield, a very good three years," said Abbott last night.
"The fans have always backed me, which always helps you get through, and now moving to Swansea is another chapter in my life, so we'll have to see how it goes.
"Obviously I wish the lads and Peter Jackson all the best and I suppose the ideal would be if we could both win promotion this season.
"Talking to Kenny Jackett, that's definitely the aim here and I've been impressed with what he's had to say about the things he sees in me and where the club is going.
"I'm looking forward to being a part of that and to playing as regularly as I can, but I certainly won't be forgetting my time with Town.
"The highlights would obviously be winning promotion at Cardiff, the FA Cup-tie against Chelsea and scoring against Blackburn, but everyone is friendly there - just like they seem to be here at Swansea - and we've had some good times together."
Abbott's move came about over the weekend and coincided with the end of his three-match ban for a red card against Doncaster on New Year's Day.
It came, too, after a season where he has been in and out of Jackson's team, making 10 starts and 10 substitute appearances, scoring five goals.
"I found out about Swansea's interest on Friday evening when Kenny Jackett rang me up and said that a bid had been accepted," he explained.
"He asked me to go for talks on Sunday, so I went down with Monika and Zak (his son) and met up with my agent down there to get it all sorted.
"They were pushing to get it all done by noon (yesterday) so that I could play against Gillingham and, thankfully, we got everything agreed and I signed on the dotted line.
"Swansea is a big club, they've got a fantastic stadium and they are geared up for promotion.
"I'm also hoping to get regular football, which is the thing which Jacko couldn't guarantee me at the Galpharm.
"That's why I was looking for another club in the first place and I think I've come to a good one which is eighth in the table and with some good players on the books."
Abbott doesn't know any of the Swansea squad, apart from playing against them.
"I met a few of the lads and they seemed a good bunch," he added.
"I'll obviously get to know them all pretty quickly and I can't wait for the Gillingham match, really, and the chance to start playing again."