Dean Cox was enthusiastic when asked about the side's first day of pre-season training on Tuesday.
The midfielder was part of half of the squad who returned from the summer break, with the rest of the team returning tomorrow (Wednesday) for the same programme.
"The boys are looking strong and we've all come back in good shape," he told iFollow.
"You've got to come back right and the lads have all had their individual training programmes over the summer.
"Another group will come in tomorrow and then on Thursday we get the footballs out and we can't wait to get going."
The midfielder was only eligible to play for the Reds from January last season, and insisted that a good pre-season regime would stand him in good stead for his return ahead of a full campaign for the club.
"I'm itching to come back," he continued.
"I don't think the fans have seen the best of me yet, and I've worked hard over the summer.
"I'm looking forward to getting a full season of league football under my belt and hit the ground running."
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