SCOTT McDonald has vowed to put a "difficult period" behind him and flourish in a new position this season.
McDonald, who has been earmarked for an attacking midfield role by boss Ian Holloway, admits his first year at the club left him feeling frustrated.
But he has welcomed the chance to make a fresh start under Holloway after clearing up an initial "misunderstanding" between the two of them.
"I'm really focused on putting last year behind me – the season started off okay for me, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be,” McDonald told the Southwark News.
"That goes for me personally and for the club as well. This year is a fresh start for everyone and I'm looking to take that with both hands."
McDonald, signed from Middlesbrough by former boss Steve Lomas, says he was disappointed by his goal return in 2013-14 – he scored three times in 34 appearances.
He said: "Like any striker, you live on your goals and if the goals aren't coming then it's frustrating – I was no different.
"I didn't play as many games in a row as I'd hoped – that was the key issue.
"When the manager came in, I had to adapt to a new position because I wasn't being played up front at all.
"At the time that wasn't easy for me to accept because every player wants to play in his natural position.
"And people still saw me as a goalscorer and a striker even though I was doing a different role.
"There's no question that I still want to get goals and that's part of my job.
"I'll make forward runs into the box whenever I can from deeper areas – but not scoring goals last year was a difficult period for me.
"The best way to describe what happened last season would be as a misunderstanding.
"Ollie and I didn't know each other and the manager thought differently about me then compared to what he thinks now.
"I needed to show him my commitment, which for me has never been in doubt, but when a new manager comes in and the team is under pressure he wants to see who's with him.
"There's been no problem there and I've really enjoyed working with Ollie. He's a very good manager and we're very lucky to have him."