Kevin Maher believes the arrival of Harry Cardwell is a significant signing and one that will be a great fit for both club and player.
The 25-year-old 6ft 3in striker has penned a long-term deal at Blues, who beat off competition from other sides to secure his signature.
And Maher is excited to get the chance to work with Cardwell and is confident he will do well.
"He’s someone straight away that we earmarked and kept an eye on and I think it shows where we’re going as a club and what we’re trying to achieve,” said Maher.
"An important one to show that we’re ready to compete at this level in the league and I think he will do ever so well for us.
"He’s a great age, got loads of room for improvement but he’s also ready to play now.
"We’ve done our due diligence on players and we’re going to be doing that as we go along.
"When the deal was made possible to do, we were delighted.
"For the club to back us, the Chairman, Tom [Lawrence] and everyone connected with the football side, I think it’s great.
"He’s going to be good for the club and we’re going to be good for him.
"Coming in he’s going to be hungry. He wants to play for the club and has seen what we’re trying to do.
"He’s a proper centre forward. They’re a bit of a dying breed now but he will get hold of the ball, he scores different types of goals, he’ll be good for the team and will bring more out of everyone else as well.
"He’s here to improve us and we will improve him as well so that’s important."