Former QPR winger Lee Cook is looking forward to pitting his wits in the Championship again after a frustrating spell at Loftus Road.
The 29-year-old's second spell at the club he supported since childhood was marred by injury, but the tricky playmaker proved both his fitness and quality during loan spells at Leyton Orient and Charlton.
Cook is currently searching for a new club after being released by the Premier League outfit at the end of the season and having helped the Addicks secure promotion the League One title he told Sky Sports that he is hungry to play in the second-tier this season.
"I just can't wait for pre-season to come round because I am raring to go already having proved my fitness during the two loan spells," he told Sky Sports.
"I didn't really want the season to end when it did, especially at Charlton where everyone was buzzing following the promotion.
"This summer will be a bit weird because for the first time as a player I really want it to fly by whereas most players will probably be enjoying the time off.
"I'm not sure where it is going to be yet, but I'm really looking forward to July 1st and getting going again.
"It will be another tough year in the Championship, but it is like that every year because there are so many big clubs either coming down or going up into it.
"The year before we went up, at QPR, was probably the toughest, with Newcastle and West Brom going up automatically.
"Next year will probably be even tougher with the teams that have come down and also the likes of Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday coming up.
"Charlton have got a big squad and are a good club with a bit of money behind them and a good fanbase too and Sheffield Wednesday are similar in that sense.
"You could probably pick one from 14 or 15 clubs that are capable of finishing inside the top six and I'm hoping to be a part of that."