Plymouth defender Bondz N'Gala is hoping to become a regular fixture in the first team this season.
The former West Ham man joined the Pilgrims on a permanent contract earlier this summer after impressing during a loan spell at Home Park last season.
"It is early days in pre-season and we've still got six weeks to get much fitter for the start of the season," he told the club's official website. "There has been a lot of ball-work so far, as there was at West Ham, so it's been quite enjoyable. My aims and ambitions are, firstly, to get in the starting line-up for the Southampton game, and push on from there."
He added: "It's exciting. This is the first time I've come back for pre-season looking to get in a starting line-up. I hope to push on and, hopefully, we can win promotion."
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