Elgin City forward Josh Peters does not feel burdened by his long list of recent clubs.
Peters, from Aviemore, joined City in the summer after relocating to the Highlands nearly five years after winning a dream move from Strathspey Thistle to Hibernian in February 2016.
Although his time at Easter Road proved short lived before he was released that summer, the 24-year-old has since had three spells with Forfar Athletic, along with Livingston, Queen’s Park and Stirling Albion – who Elgin face in the Betfred Cup today.
Although Peters has made a habit of switching clubs in recent seasons, he feels he has gained a valuable range of experiences which can benefit him ahead of the new season with Gavin Price’s men.
Peters said: “I’m still only 24, but if you look at my track record of clubs I have been to a few teams already.
“Although people might think ‘why is he not staying there for very long?’ I think it’s a good thing, as I’ve learned something new from every team.
“Although every season I’ve been looking for a different challenge or a different team, I’m still getting offers.
“I know I can offer something. Hopefully I can get off to a flying start and try to keep my place in the team.”
Peters will come up against some familiar faces today, having only left fellow League Two outfit Stirling at the end of last season.
Although Peters netted five goals during his time with the Binos, including two winners against Elgin, injuries limited him to 15 appearances for the Forthbank outfit.
Peters felt he had been showing glimpses of his best form last season, adding: “It will be a nice one, because I’ve got no bad feelings towards them and I still know a few boys there.
“A couple of injuries halted it a wee bit, but when I was fit last season I enjoyed my time there.
“Momentum is quite a big thing, as is confidence. Although it didn’t happen as often as I wanted, when I was playing regularly that was when I was enjoying my football last season.
“I had a short spell just before I got injured when I was showing some of my best form in the last few season – including against Elgin in a couple of games.”
City manager Price feels summer recruit Peters has been part of an attacking unit, which has given him reason for encouragement ahead of today’s game.
Price, who confirmed he is still assessing former Aberdeen winger Sean Linden, said: “Josh is a renowned finisher at this level, and I’m sure he will be for Elgin as well.
“We will work away with Josh, he’s adding good competition in that area of the park. He just needs to get his match fitness up and I’m sure he will be there or thereabouts.
“Throughout pre-season we have been creating chances really easily, we have looked a threat and hopefully that can continue as we go into proper games.
“I watched Stirling’s game on Tuesday and they certainly looked an improved side. They will be dangerous.
“We need to try and get all aspects of our game right, but we are looking in good shape.”