George Boyd believes Burnley are better equipped to handle the pressures of the Premier League than two years ago.
The Clarets wide man starred in the top flight during the 2014/15 campaign, which saw Sean Dyche’s side eventually relegated.
But Boyd reckons the Championship title-winning squad assembled by Dyche can go one better in the coming campaign and preserve their top flight status.
He told Clarets Player HD: “The Premier League is where everyone wants to be and we were so close to surviving last time we were here.
“However, I think we’ve got a much better team now and the experience from last time will help us massively going into this season.
“It’s much more exciting with all the new managers and all the good players coming in. It makes the league so much better and so much more exciting.
“Everyone can’t wait now, just to test ourselves against these kinds of players and managers.”
The Clarets have an incentive to hit the ground running, with the reversal of the Liverpool fixtures meaning five of their first seven league games will take place at Turf Moor.
And after the 10–game winless start to the last Premier League campaign, Boyd is looking for a reversal of fortune this time around.
He added: “Once we’d beaten Charlton and after the (promotion) celebrations it all really started to sink in.
“We’re back where we belong and it’s nice to get two home games to start with. Swansea at home is a massive start and you want to get that first win on the board.
“Last time, not winning for the first 10 games was our Achilles heel, but I think if we can get that win early and get the confidence up, you can see from last time that win gave us so much more confidence and we kicked on.”