Matt Lock scored just once in 30 games for Conference South side Chelmsford City last season.
The 30-year-old midfielder says he is determined to improve on that disappointing statistic now he’s at Dover.
And Lock, one of Whites’ six summer signings, has made a good start.
He scored Dover’s first goal of the season in Vanarama Conference after getting the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Grimsby on Saturday.
Matt Lock scores Dover's equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Grimsby Town last Saturday. Photo: Abby Ruston
It was Lock’s competitive debut for Chris Kinnear’s side after a hamstring niggle caused him to sit out the season opener against FC Halifax while he was an unused substitute against Braintree.
Lock, who started his career at Exeter City – a side he made 30 Football League appearances for – said he was “buzzing” after getting on the scoresheet.
He said: “I don’t score as many goals as I should do, so I am keen to rectify that this season.
“To score on my debut and help us earn our first point of the season is a great feeling and long may it continue.”
But how did Lock, who lives in Essex, come to be at Crabble?
He said: “I wasn’t looking at anything other than staying at Chelmsford but it got to a stage when negotiations seemed to be going nowhere.
“I put a few feelers out and had a chat with Jake (Dover assistant manager Jake Leberl) and he invited me down for a trial.
“It went well and I am delighted to be here.”
Lock, a personal trainer, is into yoga and he said some of his new team-mates had sounded him out about it, while others had a laugh.
He said: “It helps me but it’s a personal choice. It would be a good laugh to see some of the lads try and touch their toes.”