On-loan Frank Vincent has previewed the Carabao Cup home clash against Port Vale on Saturday with iFollow Iron, and cannot wait for the return to competitive match action.
The Bournemouth midfielder is with us for the season, and has spoken about how he's settled in with United.
He said: "I've enjoyed it so far. Pre-season has been hard work but we've all been pulling together and I'm just buzzing for the season to start really. This Saturday will be a good start.
"We haven't played a proper competitive game in so long so it will be a buzz to get back into it.
"Port Vale are an experienced side and it will be a tough test for us. They have a strong squad and it will be good to see where we're at. It will be a good fixture.
"The friendlies were tough and all about getting the match sharpness really. Watford (last weekend) was a great test for us but also a good confidence boost because we held our own against a good Championship side. It was a good experience for a lot of us.
"Coming up against players who have been in the top flight was a privilege and a reminder of what we're working towards really."
Fellow Bournemouth man Tyler Cordner has joined on loan, and Vincent believes the centre-back has a lot to offer the squad.
He said: "That was a great signing for us because he has a lot of quality and I'm buzzing he's down here because he's a good lad and will bring lots to the group."
Moving onto Vincent's aspirations for the season, the 21-year-old former Torquay loanee continued: "I definitely want to score this season. I haven't scored a career goal yet so that's a target of mine. More importantly, I want to be part of a team that does well. We're a young team but if we all pull together and work well, we have quality.
"I got a few assists last season so maybe I do need to shoot more but I'm a positive player who likes to go forward."
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