Jack Cork aims to cement his good relationship with Burnley fans by helping the club to build and move forwards.
The 28-year-old is reunited with the Clarets, six years after his previous loan spell from parent club Chelsea, where he won over the Turf Moor faithful with a series of eye-catching performances.
Cork feels he has improved as a player in the ensuing years, where he has amassed over 200 appearances – many of them in the Premier League – with Southampton and Swansea City.
And the former Swans skipper is setting his sights high in his second spell with the club.
“This is a club that has been constantly changing over the past few years and is going in the right direction, so I am excited to be here,” he told Clarets Player HD:
“Hopefully, I’m a better player than the one who was here seven or eight years ago. Things have changed and I’ve changed as a person.
“I’d like to think I’ve got better and hopefully I can bring that to the team.”
Cork, who trained with his new team mates for the first time on Wednesday, added: “There’s a great set of lads here who have been really friendly since I arrived yesterday.
“I’ve only been here a day, but it feels like it should be quite easy to settle.
“It was probably the right time to move closer to our families and before the children get settled into school, to try and get them settled.
“Hopefully they will like it here because we all loved it last time I was at Burnley, and we want to enjoy it just as much this time.
“As I said it’s a different club. I’ve only heard amazing things about the training ground and that’s massive because we were getting changed at the stadium before, then putting towels on the car seats to head back to the ground to change!
“I’m looking forward to seeing that and working there every day and also seeing the fans.
“I feel like I had a good relationship with the Burnley fans and hopefully I can build on that and we can have a successful year.
“I have great memories from when I was here before, but in my first season here the club was relegated, so it would be nice to have a different outcome this season.
“They did amazingly well last season and we have to try and build on that, so to be a part of that would be great.”