Josh McEachran is hoping to recapture his form from the start of 2017 as he returns to full fitness at Brentford.
The former Chelsea man has had a stop-start career at Griffin Park with suffering a broken foot on two occasions, while an ankle injury ended his season in February.
Since the turn of the year, the 24-year-old was in good form and started to show the level of displays that led him to be so highly rated in his early days at Chelsea before the blow at Sheffield Wednesday.
And McEachran is determined to recapture that form and help fire the Bees towards a promotion push.
He told the club's official website: "I think it was a slow start because I was getting back from injury again due to my foot.
“Once I got playing, I think I got a run of seven or eight games, I think I got the fans back on my side then they could see what I do. I think they're excited to see me back in the team.
"I think with the manager and the squad of players we have got, we always want to do better than [tenth]. So this season our aim is to get promoted, like every other team in the Championship, so that's what we'll go for.
"I think we'll keep the majority [of the team] so I think we'll definitely be up there next season. Everyone looks in good shape, it's been a good first week so I'm really excited."
Brentford take on Aldershot in their first pre-season friendly on Friday night.