Joey O'Brien admits he 'jumped' at the chance to get his career back on track after joining Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Bolton Wanderers.
The 25-year-old has not played a first-team game for Bolton since October 2008 due to a knee injury and has been building up his fitness.
He previously had a loan stint with the Owls in the 2004/05 season and made his Football League debut during his first spell at Hillsborough.
O'Brien also played under Owls boss Gary Megson at Bolton and he believes he has made the right decision to get some match fitness under his belt.
"I haven't played a lot in the last two years; when I got the chance to come here and get some games, I jumped at it," O'Brien told the Sheffield Star.
"Gary Megson did a good job at Bolton. I'm delighted to come back here, and I've got the memories of when I played here when I was 18."
He added: "The injury curtailed my career. Hopefully I can play a few games here and get my career back.
"Obviously I have to get in the team first. Hopefully I can get some games under my belt, play well and then see what my options are.
"I know the manager, I know the club; being here just seems to fit."