Swansea winger Scott Sinclair admits he cannot wait to sink his teeth into the new Premier League season.
The Swans' hero in the 2011 Championship play-off final has been granted an extended break by boss Brendan Rodgers this summer.
Having been involved with England at the European U21 Championship in Denmark, Sinclair has been given extra time in which to recharge his batteries.
He claims to be straining at the leash already, though, with it his intention to get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible.
Having finally found the right club for him, following a stint at Chelsea which saw him loaned out on a regular basis, Sinclair is looking forward to proving himself at the highest level.
He will not have to wait much longer, as the new season edges ever closer, and the 22-year-old insists he is raring to go ahead of what will be an historic campaign for the Swans.
"I've had a long enough break," said Sinclair, who returned to training on Monday.
"The gaffer gave me a little extra time off to rest after the European Championship which has helped me.
"But I can't wait to get back into training and play.
"Last season was my first real season and I played 50-odd games.
"It was natural to be tired. But I'm not tired now. I'm totally 100 per cent fit and I'm raring to go.
"I've had a very long rest and I enjoyed my holiday.
"But there were times when I was at home and I was just itching to get back."