Derek Lyle is relishing the chance to combine playing and coaching for Peterhead in the new season.
The 39-year-old striker has committed to the Blue Toon for a third campaign.
As well as playing, Balmoor boss Jim McInally has asked Lyle if he would like to do some coaching with the other strikers in the squad during the season.
The former Queen of the South attacker said: “I did my B license coaching badge a couple of years ago and the gaffer has asked me if I’d like to do a few bits and pieces with the strikers.
“I’m more than happy to do that, it will just be some wee drills and different things and trying to pass on some of the experience I’ve picked up over the years to hopefully try to help the younger strikers.
“It was brilliant to be asked if I’d like to do that. I’ve always got on well with Jim McInally and the assistant manager David Nicholls – they’ve been great with me. I’ve got a good relationship with them and I’m looking forward to working with them again this season.”
After ending last season eighth in League One, Lyle hopes Peterhead can improve when the new campaign begins in October.
He is one of 12 players from last term’s squad that remain with the Blue Toon.
McInally has also recruited defender Gary MacKenzie and striker Isaac Layne and Lyle reckons both will be good additions.
He added: “I think we’ll be aiming higher than we finished last season and we’ve already made a couple of signings.
“I played with Gary MacKenzie at Dundee and he’s a big, strong centre-half and he’s a winner.
“Isaac Layne always gave us problems when he played against us, so I think those are two good signings.
“Unfortunately we’ve lost some players, but that happens in football, but I think the guys that have come in can be good signings.
“Keeping a lot of the same boys I think can help us. When you lose a lot of your team season-in, season-out it can take time for the new boys to gel every year.
“But the majority of us have been together for a couple of seasons and with the quality we’ve added I think it could be a good season. But everyone will be thinking that and it will be a tough season again in a tough league.
“Partick Thistle are a team that should probably be in the Premiership, or looking to get to the Premiership and they’re in our league.
“We’ve still got Falkirk there as well so it should be a good league again.”