Lawrence Vigouroux is determined to put in the hard graft over the coming weeks in order to impress his new manager once pre-season starts.
Although the Town squad are currently on their summer break, they have all been assigned individual programmes and, with the club currently on the lookout for a new manager, Vigouroux knows first impressions will be key in the build-up to the 2017/18 campaign.
“I’ve just got to work hard now. The season has finished so I’ve just got to keep myself ticking over, keep myself fit and hopefully that will keep me in good stead for next season,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk exclusively.
“I’ve got to come back as fit as I can because first impressions are always the most important and if I come back fit then I’ll be in good shape to start the season.
“If you have a bad off-season or you don’t do the work you’ve been set then you are always going to be two or three weeks behind and you will always be playing catch up, so for me I’ve got to stick to the programme I’ve been given and hopefully that will keep me in good stead for next season.
“League Two is a tough league from what I’ve heard and from what I’ve seen, so obviously we’re going to have to buckle down and start pre-season well and very fast because there will be some tough places and some tough pitches to go to during the winter months.
“We want to go into the season fit and determined to get this club back into League One.”
Although the 2016/17 campaign ultimately ended in heartbreak for Town, it was a vintage one for Vigouroux on a personal level with the stopper winning a string of Player of the Season Awards for his stellar form between the sticks.
"I came of age last season and the season before I was playing as a little boy, but this campaign I felt more experienced and I felt mentally stronger as well,” he added.
“I think it showed with some of my performances during the season and hopefully I can keep that going.
“I’m happy here and I want the best for this football club and that’s all I care about.”