Kenji Gorre can’t wait to get stuck into life as a league one footballer - and to start scoring some goals for the Cobblers.
The 21-year-old Swansea City winger has signed a loan deal at Sixfields until January, and is looking forward to adding to his tally of one senior appearance in English football.
That one appearance came as an 84th-minute substitute in Swansea’s Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace in the final match of the 2014/15 season, although he did also make five appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie while on loan at Den Haag last season.
Dutch-born but a resident of the UK since he was five, Gorre has been a star for the Swansea Under-21 Development team, but says it is now time that he started to really make his mark in the senior game.
“I am very excited because I need to show everybody what I can do, and hopefully it will start well,” said the former Manchester City and Manchester United academy player when asked about the move to Northampton.
“I just want to get game time and score goals for the club, that is the main thing, that’s what I am going to try and do, and get assists as well.
“I am going to give it my all, and I like to score and create, so hopefully I can bring that to the club.
“The gaffer seems really excited about it and so am I, and I can’t wait to get started.”
One thing that Gorre is going to have to quickly get used to is the grind of League football, and regularly playing three times in the space of eight days.
But he is unconcerned.
“I am expecting tough opposition,” he said. “Physically it is going to be tough with all of these games coming up, two games a week, and that is different to what I am used to.
“But after a game you just want to play the next one and can’t wait for it.
“When it’s going well you want the next game to come quickly, and if it’s not going well you want the next one to come as well, so it works both ways.”
Gorre says he sees himself playing ‘on the wing, or just behind the striker’, and Town boss Rob Page has said the same, and the player is just keen to learn.
That was something he did while in Holland last season, and he sees his stint at the Cobblers as a ‘new adventure’.
“Playing in Holland was a very good experience, and I learned a lot out there,” said Gorre.
“It was a different style of play and this is another new experience, a new adventure for me.”
Gorre is set to make his first Cobblers appearance in Saturday’s final pre-season friendly at Eastleigh.