Burton Albion will again be aiming to avoid Championship relegation in 2017/18 - and Stephen Warnock says lessons can be learned from his unsuccessful survival attempt with Wigan Athletic.
The former Liverpool and Derby County full-back has signed a one-year deal with the Brewers after leaving Wigan Athletic ahead of their return to League One.
He joins Albion alongside Jake Buxton, who was another part of the Latics defensive unit that conceded only 57 goals despite finishing nine points short of safety.
Twelve months ago, Nigel Clough was keen to bolster his squad with Championship experience as Albion made their second-tier bow, with Kyle McFadzean - relegated to the third tier with MK Dons in May 2016 - one of those brought in.
He spoke of being desperate to avoid the same fate with the Brewers - and Warnock is similarly keen to ensure he and his teammates learn from the fate that befell Wigan in 2016/17.
"The one thing you will find with myself and Bucko is that we are no-nonsense defenders and we understand the game," said Warnock.
"I'm not saying we weren't part of the reason we got relegated last year, because there were probably games where we might not have done as well.
"But we have got to learn from the experience of getting relegated last season, come into Burton and try to help the team progress forward."
Warnock is now almost a week into pre-season with the Brewers and had the rare experience of starting summer preparations alongside a player he trained with at a different club 12 months ago.
"It doesn't happen often," he added on moving to Burton alongside fellow defender Buxton.
"It's nice for me to have him here - it's a familiar face within the changing room.
"But I also know a couple of the other lads within the changing room as well who are already here.
"It's nice to have, and I don't think it happens too much in football."