DUTCH goalkeeper Jordy Van de Corput is aware of the job ahead as he signs on with Launceston City for the 2014 Victory League.
In the competition's inaugural season, winless City recorded just one draw, conceded 115 goals in 21 games, at an average of one every 15 minutes, and lost one match 11-0.
But new coach Kurt Reynolds is piloting a turnaround to which the experienced gloveman is pivotal.
"I'm happy to be here," de Corput said as he familiarised himself with Mitsubishi Park yesterday.
"I know it was not a good year last year but we will be doing everything to get higher.
"Everyone is making me feel like home so it won't take long to adjust.
"The club has been fantastic in hosting me and I am enjoying the football.
"I understand and like the philosophy of the coach and the management team - it is quite similar to how I have learned the game in the Netherlands."
The 24-year-old's impressive resume includes playing in the youth system with Feyenoord in Rotterdam, progressing through the ranks at Utrecht and regular first- team football with FC Den Bosch in the Dutch second division, a level he likened to Australia's A-League.
He hopes to bring some of the professionalism of the Dutch system to City and impressed Reynolds during a week-long trial which included a preseason friendly against a visiting academy side.
"Jordy has a strong presence on the park, excellent technique and is very professional in his approach and attitude," Reynolds said.
"We are delighted to have secured his services and the club is excited about the value and quality that he brings to the squad.
"Jordy will help solidify our defensive unit and our young list will be able to gain valuable game knowledge."