PARTICK THISTLE'S latest signing Steven Lawless has revealed he was sold on the move to Firhill after meeting boss Jackie McNamara.
And the striker can't wait to get started as the Jags gear up for the Irn-Bru First Division title next season.
The ex-Motherwell youngster has penned a two-year deal with Thistle and joins Hugh Murray, Aaron Muirhead and Sean Welsh as Mac's new boys.
Lawless will add another option to the Jags' attacking arsenal for next season and the 21-year-old hopes he can live up to expectations and repay his gaffer's faith in him in the months to come.
He said: "I was keen on coming to the club but I spoke to the manager and he sealed it for me.
"I came in and met him one day and he sold the club to me. After that meeting, it was a no brainer for me.
"The fact that Simon Donnelly is here too is a big plus for me.
"Hopefully I can learn a lot from him and improve as a player.
"Simon, like me, was not the biggest striker so hopefully I can develop my game working beside him.
"The first time I met the gaffer, he was talking about promotion. That was only a couple of days after the season had finished and normally at that time you are just looking forward to your holidays.
"It is the first time in a while I have been this excited about the season starting, especially so soon after the league finishing.
"Usually it is a couple of weeks before you start wanting to get back into it but this year it was only days. I can't wait to get started and get working with the boys."