Bobby Burns insists he has some “unfinished business” after rejoining Glentoran.
The defender is back at the Oval after signing a permanent contract with the club.
Burns initially joined the Glens on loan from Barrow last year but suffered a serious double leg break which ended his season in October.
The 21-year-old secured his release from Barrow this summer, paving the way for his return to East Belfast.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” Burns told the club’s YouTube channel.
“There were a couple of clubs in once I became available in the summer but I am delighted to be back.
“I enjoyed my time here before so it’s good to get started and attend to some unfinished business.
“When I was at Glentoran and went back to Barrow I knew there was a chance I could come back. Since I left Barrow they had about four different managers and there was no training ground or physio at the time, so it was challenging during pre-season there.
“I did enjoy the pre-season though and got playing three or four games and got myself match fit.
“But to come back to such a big club that are pushing towards winning trophies, and that opportunity is something I couldn’t turn down.
“I spoke to Barrow and managed to get my contract terminated, and from there after speaking to Glentoran there was only one place I was going to go.”
Burns believes Glentoran are equipped to challenge for major silverware.
The Mersey Street giants finished third in the Premiership last season after a slow start which saw the club rooted to the bottom of the table in November.
“I am here to try and win trophies, but the first objective is to try and get in the team,” Burns said.
“We have a big squad and the season starts on August 28. I just want a regular run of games and get some goals and assists.
“We want to win trophies, but when you see some of the players other clubs have signed it is going to be a hard season.
“But when you look at our squad there is a lot of talent there too.”
Burns suffered a double leg break in a league game against Coleraine last October.
He remained at Glentoran for the rest of the season where he underwent rehabilitation and even helped out with some tactical analysis for the club.
Burns says he appreciates the time and effort Glentoran put into his recovery.
“One of the other reasons I wanted to come here is I am pretty settled after being here before. I know how things work and all the professionalism the gaffer and Windy is bringing in,” Burns added.
“I was treated well here and it is a bit of loyalty after the way they treated me with my injury.
“I am back 100 per cent. Thanks to Gareth Robinson and Sandy for all the treatment they gave me. I am fully back now.”
He added: “I had a few big 50-50 tackles so it was good to get the confidence back in the leg. So I am fully fit and ready to go and ready to make up for lost time.