After putting pen-to-paper at One Call Stadium earlier this week, new loan signing Adam King is looking forward to the competitive nature of Sky Bet League Two and playing for three points every week.
The Scottish midfielder joined the Stags from Premier League side Swansea City on Monday and made his first appearance in a Stags' shirt in our Central League Cup win over Rotherham United yesterday, completing 45 minutes of the tie.
And speaking prior to the 3-2 victory over the Millers, the 22-year-old is now hoping to bolster his experience in senior football and get used to playing for points every week.
"The tempo's a lot higher [in the EFL] and for me personally, it's better being involved in something where you're playing for points, you're playing for wins every week and being amongst the boys who are all pushing in the same direction. It's going to be a great experience," the former Hearts man said.
"It's a great bunch of boys and I'm delighted to be a part of it.
"Coming here, there's no guarantees to play or anything like that. You've got to fight and earn your place to play and if you do play, you've got to keep the jersey. It's a big part of football and that's what I want to do and that's what I'm happy to do.
"You want to play every week and as a footballer, you want to develop and you've got to fight for places however best you can. Obviously the team's doing well, so I know it's going to be difficult to get into the team, but if a chance comes I'll be ready to take it."
"It's better being involved in something where you're playing for points, you're playing for wins every week and being amongst the boys who are all pushing in the same direction."
The Edinburgh-born midfielder said he is looking forward to showcasing his talent during his time with the club and is excited at the prospect of a promotion push.
"After speaking to the gaffer (Steve Evans), he told me a lot of things about the club and the way that the club's going and I was delighted to get this opportunity to play here and hopefully get promotion as well.
"After speaking to the gaffer, I knew that the club was pushing in the right direction and they're sitting in a nice league position now. That's not only it, they're looking at pushing further than that and definitely securing a spot to go up.
"It's a good opportunity for me to come and show what I've got and hopefully it's a good loan spell for me.
"I think promotion would be good. Not just for me, but for the boys and for the club."
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