Jack Colback is targeting a promotion after joining Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan from Newcastle United.
The agreement also gives Forest the option of making the deal permanent at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
Colback said: I’m delighted to be back. To get promotion is one of the reasons I came back.
“Also the support of the manager during off-season. He expressed his feelings about wanting to get me back.
“Obviously when I was here first time round, I enjoyed my time here. A great set of lads and the manager has shown a real ambition to get this club in the Premier League and that is something I want to be part of.
“I think the level of the signings that he’s made highlights the ambition. I think there’s a real buzz around the club at the moment and I’m just looking forward to getting into it.”
Colback scored one goal in 16 appearances for the Championship club last term during a previous loan spell.
He has played 102 games for Newcastle since joining them from Sunderland in 2014, but none since May 2017.