Dean Marney feels he has ‘unfinished business’ in the Premier League after injury ended his season prematurely last time around.
The Clarets midfielder suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the 2-2 home draw with West Bromwich Albion in 2015.
But with pre-season ramping up in Evian, something which Marney missed last time around, he is now looking forward to making an impact.
“When you miss pre-season it’s hard to get that real fitness back so I’m looking forward to hopefully having an injury-free summer and the new season.
“The injury was bad timing for everyone last time in the Premier League and I didn’t think it was going to be anything like it was.
“To miss ten months and then have a series of little niggles after it was nice to get a run of games so hopefully I’ve got them out the way and I can push on.”
The title-winning season ended in sensational style with 23 games unbeaten and Marney feels that momentum could be important, with the last taste of defeat on Boxing Day a distant memory.
He added: “It’s important we keep that going and I’m sure the gaffer is looking to add one or two to what we’ve got.
“It’ll be a tough season but it’s something as players that we want to embrace.
“I’ve never really been worried about other players coming in as I see it as another challenge to make sure I’m in the team.
“The bigger picture you want the best for the squad and the club because I want us to be an established Premier League side not a yo-yo club so it’s a big season for everyone.”