New signing Bradley Fewster is relishing the opportunity to play first-team football, after making the switch from Blyth Spartans.
The former Middlesbrough striker, who scored five goals in seven appearances for England U19s, signed for the Blues on a contract that will run until the end of the 2019-20 season.
And despite only just signing, the frontman already has his eyes set on a starting place at the Turnbull Ground.
“I feel good coming here,” Fewster told whitby-town.com.
“I’ve wanted to get out and play some games, and that’s my main reason for coming here and for leaving Blyth. They’ve been good for me, but I didn’t get what I wanted out of it.
“Alun (Armstrong) was good, letting me leave to find an opportunity and I’m just excited to get going at Whitby now.
“Chris (Hardy) has been good with me too, telling me what he thinks of me as a player and saying the right things to me, such as getting going in kicking on with my career by getting game time in me.”
In the past, the forward has appeared for Middlesbrough at youth level, alongside the likes of former Blues Junior Mondal and Lewis Maloney, as well as having spells with Preston North End, York City and Hartlepool United.
Since his release by the Reds, the striker has dropped into non-league, appearing for Spennymoor Town, as well as Blyth.
With Basford United visiting on Saturday afternoon, and Fewster expected to go straight into the squad for the game, what can supporters expect from the forward?
“I like to think I’ll bring a bit of excitement,” he added.
“Hopefully this will be a chance for me to score a lot of goals for the team.
“I’m someone that wants to win, and someone that’s passionate. I’m a team player and I’ll give my all for the shirt.”