Michael Klass admits he is 'super excited' to have joined Worthing - and says the dream next season is securing promotion.

The 24-year-old joins from National League side Aldershot, having played 27 times for them last season.

Klass also had a spell on loan at Lewes, having previously scored five goals in 42 appearances for the Dripping Pan-based club when he earned a place in the 2021-22 Isthmian League Premier Division team of the season.

"I'm super excited, it's been a long time coming for me, coming here, so I can't wait for the season to get going and play in front of the fans," he told the club website.

"Not last season, but the season before I was at Lewes and played against Worthing a few times in the season, in cup games and league games, and every time I played against them it was a tough game to play.

"I always liked the style of football they played and thought it was always going to suit me, so when the opportunity came that I was available to come here, as soon as I got on the phone to the manager it just seemed perfect for me.

"There were some good games and Worthing always had the upper edge and I'm glad to be on that side now."

Klass came through the youth ranks at Queens Park Rangers before joining Southend United in 2017.

He made 10 League One appearances for the Shrimpers in 2018-19, but went on loan to Bromley before being released and joining Lewes.

And he is hoping to settle with Adam Hinshelwood's side, adding: "It's been up and down for me really, I feel like I've played under so many different managers in a short spell of time, so could be going from the style of play I like to play to completely the opposite.

"Hopefully I have a whole season here so I can stay focused, get my head down and always play one style of football that is going to suit me so I can help the team.

"The dream would be to get promoted obviously, that is the dream, and I think the boys can do it.

"From what I've seen from the boys and from what I know about them from what I saw last year, they were so close to it, I know the manager is only going to add and bring in new staff, so anything can happen, but I am optimistic about this season."

Asked what he will bring to the table, Klass was clear in describing his abilities and believes he will be a good fit for the Robins.

"I'm a midfielder who wants to be creative, wants to get on the ball," he said.

"I like being in possession and want to add goals to the game, try and bring the team forward, also like defending, so a bit of both really.

"The way Worthing play I think it suits me, they want to build up possession, they all seem comfortable on the ball, so pretty much suits me to a tee."