Wales and Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland believes he can get his getting his career back on track after a horrible 2012/13 season.
Priestland suffered a dip in form which saw him come in for severe criticism and he ended up seeking help from a sports psychologist after losing confidence.
He then ruptured his Achilles during the Scarlets' Heineken Cup tie against Exeter in Llanelli during December.
That injury ruled him out of Wales' successful defence of their Six Nations title and effectively wrecked his hopes of making the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia.
After going under the knife, Priestland worked his way back and was included in Wales' squad for their tour of Japan in June. He suffered another setback, however, when he was forced to withdraw from the trip due to a recurrence of his Achilles problem.
But after making a full recovery, the 26-year-old is relishing the prospect of returning to action when the new season starts.
"This is the best I have felt in about three years," he told Walesonline
"My body feels good and I am just looking forward to coming back.
"I felt good when I came back towards the end of last season, comfortable on the field, but hopefully I'll feel even better now, having had another four months of rehab and training.
"I'm really looking forward to this season. Hopefully, I'll be fit and enjoy my rugby again. I have full confidence I will be."
Priestland hopes to play in the Scarlets' first game of the season, although he is careful not to be rushed back too soon.
"I think I will be ready, but I am not going to presume anything," he said.
"If my Achilles is feeling sore or I have any doubts, I won't be ready.
"But if I'm fit, I'd love to take part in the pre-season games and really hit the ground running.
"We've got a lot of players coming back and there's a lot of talent here. It's a good squad to be a part of. Hopefully, we'll have a bit of fun this year and play some good rugby."
Priestland initially returned to action in April, making two apperances off the replacements bench for the Scarlets. But he was crocked again when he broke down during the warm-up of their PRO12 play-off clash with Ulster.
Despite that setback, he does not regret returning to action at that time.
"I trained for a month before it happened and played two games," he added.
"I had a stamp on it the week before the Ulster match, so it was very swollen all week.
"It was the first time I'd flown and played a game since the injury, so whether that had something to do with it, I don't know.
"No-one knows why it happened, but it happened and I don't regret coming back when I did.
"I was ready and felt good. It's one of those things.
"It was tough. When it happened, I was gutted because I don't usually give myself targets in rugby, but I'd given myself one this time, namely to play a part in the end-of-season play-offs with the Scarlets.
"I just wanted to be fit. I was firstly gutted because I hadn't been able to achieve my goal, because I was so close.
"I was gutted again because I'd have to do all the rehab again because it's not the most fun thing to do.
"It was also disappointing not to go on the Welsh tour after I'd been selected to go on that initially.
"But there's always someone worse off - you just have to get on with it. I just have to come back again now."