JERMAINE Easter insists he has no doubts about his ability to score consistently at Championship level – providing he is playing regular football.
Easter has joined the Lions on a permanent one-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, following his spell on loan from Crystal Palace last season.
And the 31-year-old says he has come to The Den to "prove any doubters wrong", having scored just once in nine appearances in the final three of months of Kenny Jackett's reign.
"When I've scored more than 20 goals in a season, I was playing week in, week out and I had the confidence to go out there and finish chances," he said. "The Championship season is so demanding that it's difficult as a forward player to be out there for every minute.
"But you want to know that, even if you're not fully fit one week, a manager has the confidence in you to start you the next. When you're a regular, you can relax and score.
"There's no self-doubt. When I've scored batches of goals in the past, I was playing regular football. That hasn't happened in the last two years. I don't care who you are, if you're not starting games, you won't get into a rhythm and you won't score consistently.
"That's why I've come here – to play regular football and to prove any doubters wrong."