Bevon Armitage has vowed to help Moseley turn their faltering season around – but has eschewed any suggestion his arrival will be a panacea to all their ills.
The 28-year-old centre started training with Ian Smith’s squad on Tuesday having signed from French outfit Nice until the end of the season.
And, registration issues allowing, he will make his debut at Rotherham on Saturday having watched last weekend’s dire defeat to Plymouth from the sidelines.
Armitage, whose brother Delon is in the England squad to face New Zealand on the same day, is likely to come in at outside centre, where Anthony Carter has striven manfully to shore up a leaky rearguard.
The former Doncaster man’s muscular presence will add penetration in attack and resolve in defence but as happy as he is to end his French exile, he is not promising any miracles.
“I am not really coming here as a saviour I’ll just try my and best help to put it right,” Armitage said.
“It’s a team performance, it’s not just one player who is going to change the outcome or what’s happening.
“Hopefully we can work together and get it sorted.
“I am hoping we get out of the bottom two and make the promotion play-offs. I have set my standards high and hopefully the team has as well.”
That would take a massive reversal in recent form, something Armitage admits he finds bemusing.
“I have always seen Moseley as a good team,” he said. “At the minute I don’t know what’s going wrong but they’ll be back up there all right.
“I have played against Moseley several times and they are not the easiest team to play against.
“Playing them home or away when I was at Doncaster was difficult. That’s why I look at their results and can’t understand why they are where they are.”