Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustien is hoping to justify his new contract by forcing his way into the first-team next season.
The 25-year-old will sign a new two-year deal with the club in the near future despite starting just nine games this season.
Injuries have prevented the Dutchman from making an impact in the Swans' squad this year and he had a similarly frustrating 2010/11 campaign.
He spent the final two months of last season on loan with Crystal Palace and missed the Welsh club's promotion celebrations.
But Agustien is looking towards the future and hopes he can overcome his hamstring injury.
He said: "I'm still in rehab so I will continue with that for a few more weeks - I want to be fit for next season so that's the most important thing.
"I want to hit next season feeling fresh. Hopefully I will get the contract signed in the next couple of days.
"I'm really glad to stay - it feels great to be part of Swansea City right now.
"This season has been very different from the one before. I started fit which made a huge difference - I really worked hard last summer.
"I got rewards for that. I worked hard every day, started games and felt like I deserved my place in the team. I have had to deal with a couple of injuries, but I have felt part of the team.
"The manager felt the same and it's great to agree a new contract.
"The Premier League is the stage I want to play on. I've worked hard to make that dream come true and now that I am there I want to stay here.
"Hopefully I can stay here with Swansea City for a long while."
Swansea finished 11th in the Premier League this season, 11 points above the relegation zone, and will be looking to avoid the so-called 'second season syndrome' next year.
Manager Brendan Rogers has also been linked with a number of Premier League managerial positions after winning plaudits for his style of play this season.
Agustien added: "We worked hard as a team under an excellent manager and we've surprised everyone.
"I do think there were more points that we could have got, home and away, but we can forget about that now and enjoy the fact we finished 11th.
"Everybody always says the next season is going to be difficult, but I have a huge amount of belief in our team. We have lots of qualities and strength and we will continue with our style."