Sammarco joined Cesena on loan from Sampdoria this week and is determined to help the team retain their Serie A status this season starting with Thursday's match at Brescia.
Cesena ended 2010 on a high with a 1-0 victory over Cagliari, ending a four-match winless run and lifting them to 18th place, level on 15 points with Brescia, who hold the last position of safety.
The arrival of Sammarco could provide added momentum for Massimo Ficcadenti's side in their bid to climb from the danger zone.
Sammarco said: "I am delighted to be at Cesena. They are a good team who have achieved a lot in recent years and that attracted me to them.
"But we are fighting to stay up and I am here to help them on that road.
"At Sampdoria I had limited playing time in my position and I really want to play, more so in a team that is battling to avoid the drop.
"I didn't think twice when I got the offer from Cesena.
"I have been told that it's a calm place that allows you to work in the best possible way so I had no doubts about the move.
"I feel ready to play straight away and try to express my best in Cesena."
Cesena will be at full strength at the Mario Rigamonti stadium.
Brescia, meanwhile, have yet to make a move in the transfer market.
The Rondinelle managed to remain above the drop zone heading into the Christmas break despite one win in their last 13 league games.
Brescia coach Mario Beretta will be hoping for an improved performance from his players, especially in front of goal.
The home side have found the back of the net just twice in their last six games.