Striker Cillian Sheridan is adamant he wants to battle for his place at Celtic next season.
The Republic of Ireland forward was loaned out to Motherwell, Plymouth and St Johnstone over the last 16 months and has been linked with another temporary transfer to Hearts.
But 21-year-old Sheridan, who won his first two international caps against Paraguay and Algeria last week, insists he would rather try to make an impression on a new manager at the Glasgow club next term.
"Ideally, what I want to do is go back and play for Celtic," Sheridan told the Scottish Sun.
"I want to play a bigger part, but it's up to me to perform in training.
"It's a big year for me. I'm back to where I was at this stage last season. I had a year left on my deal then too and I needed to get out and play. The only difference now is I've a couple of international caps.
"I am definitely more confident. I was only an Under-21 player before, but now I have full caps. I need to do well in pre-season. I know I'll be under more pressure than ever. People will expect more from me.
"It's a year since I've been at Celtic, but being away made me a better player."