Striker Bobby Linn took a break from the senior game last season, playing junior football with Fife side Ballingry.
But the 27-year-old is loving being back in the big time, and especially having joined up at Arbroath.
“I am delighted to be back,” he said. “And I am impressed by the standard at Arbroath which is very high, the gaffer sets high standards and discpline is important.
“The tempo has been high in training, but the boss has played the game and he keeps it interesting and enjoyable.
“The first couple of pre-season games have been good and we have got a few goals, but it’s all about getting your fitness.”
Linn, who has played with Dundee, Peterhead and East Fife, has been really impressed with everyone at Gayfield.
“It really is a fantastic club. I got a great welcome and there is a great bunch of lads there. Everyone wants to help you and for a part-time club that speaks volumes.
“At my age  I need to be playing and keeping sharp at a good level and I knew as soon as I spoke to the gaffer that I would be signing.
“I have been impressed with a lot of the players and there also a lot of good young guys coming through, so it’s looking good for the season ahead.
“I don’t set personal targets, I only set targets for the team. I think we can do well and finish high up the table and that has to be the aim.”