Former Dundee striker Steven Milne can’t wait to open a new chapter of his life at Second Division Arbroath.
The popular frontman will go part-time at Gayfield following his release by Dundee this summer.
He was attracted to the challenge of Second Division football, partly because good friend Paul Sheerin is manager.
But despite the fact some critics think he’s past his best at 33, Savo is of the firm belief he can still continue to bang in the goals for a few years yet.
“I still think I have goals in me, I’m not over the hill,” said the former Plymouth, St Johnstone and Ross County man.
“My relationship with Paul Sheerin was a major factor in signing for Arbroath.
“It was the only club I wanted to sign for.
“I’m really looking forward to a new chapter in my life it’s a good club.
“I managed the odd goal last season, hopefully I can do the more here next season.”
Savo’s Dundee career came to an end last month when boss John Brown confirmed he would not be offering him a deal for the First Division promotion push.
But in a playing sense it ended on Wednesday, March 6, in the 2-1 home win over St Mirren.
“The truth of the matter is I just wasn’t in the manager’s plans,” said Milne.
“This is football and things like that happen in this game.
“There’s no point in moaning or complaining, you just have to get on with it.
“It’s a shame I didn’t get the chance to say a proper goodbye to the fans.
“But I do want them to know I will always keep one eye out for their results and when I’m not playing I’ll still try all I can to get to Dens and watch the boys next season.”
Last season was bookended with woe for Savo.
It was his second campaign back wearing dark blue after pal Barry Smith resigned him on a free the season previous.
Injury, the death of his father and then more trips to the treatment table meant he was unable to sign off in style.
He added: “To be back in the big time with Dundee was a big surprise.
“I really wasn’t sure whether I’d get the chance to play SPL football again for the club.
“I signed a one-year deal at Dundee again and I was delighted to have the chance to play at Dens again.
“A lot of the bookies had us as pre-season favourites because we had a lot of top players.
“Unfortunately things didn’t work out the way people thought in the First Division.
“People were convinced we’d walk the league but that was disrespectful to other clubs who also had good sides at the time.
“As it happened, Ross County were better than us in every department but we got promoted anyway due to the Rangers saga.
“Despite promotion, it wasn’t the season I’d hoped for.
“We struggled as a team and got relegated.
“For me things weren’t much better I just never got going from pre-season when I had an operation on my appendix.
“Losing my dad not too long after also put things into perspective it took a long time for me to get over that.
“But now I’m ready to get back playing up at Gayfield. I still love the game as much as I ever did.”