Potters Bar Town manager Max Mitchell has challenged new signing Cyrus Babaie to get his big move at the Scholars.

The former Welwyn Garden City forward had been on trial with the Bar in the last couple of weeks of pre-season, having spent time earlier in the month with National League Barnet.

A move there was close but not close enough and Babaie still harbours ambitions of playing further up the pyramid.

But Mitchell believes the best place to achieve that is with the Isthmian League Premier Division side.

The Bar boss said: "I’m delighted to welcome Cyrus to the club. He’s a young, honest and hard-working forward player who has the ability to upset defenders.

"In terms of what we were looking for, he fits the bill. Importantly he matches the rest of the squad in that he’s a good, solid character and a hard worker.

"He’s looked sharp in the games and training and gives us a different option to what we already have.

"He will bring goals, he’s a good size and he’s a tough boy. He will take and give a hit if he needs to. He links the play well and looks like a goal scorer.

"He wants to play at the highest level he can which is type of mentality we want from our players.

"And he can use this as a platform.

"This is a big subject of conversation I’ve had with younger players over this recruitment process.

"Go and show how good you are and prove you belong in the leagues above."