Wasps centre Ben Jacobs has praised the atmosphere at the club on his return after two seasons away from Adams Park.
Jacobs played in Japan before linking up with the Western Force, making the move back to England ahead of the new season.
After leaving the club towards the end of the Tony Hanks' era, with Wasps narrowly avoiding relegation the following season, Jacobs has returned to a club on the rise and is enjoying the new atmosphere under Dai Young.
"The way we go about things is different. Everything is very positive and there is a great vibe here," said Jacobs to Bucks Free Press.
"Everyone is keen to keep training and start playing. There is definitely a different feel now.
"Dai handles the group really well and has good backroom staff. I think it's a really good environment and a healthy environment too.
"I think the squad's stronger than when I left. We've got a really good balance. It's probably younger than when I was here, but that's a good thing in this day and age.
"The forwards know their roles really well. We're still getting those combinations together, but in the limited time we've had since coming back they seem to be going very well.
"And in the backs, we've got some great centres and a great back three. Andy Goode coming in helps a lot with the kicking game and game management, and the depth of quality is pretty strong."
Jacobs also reserved good words for the flourishing Wasps academy, with Joe Launchbury, Christian Wade and Elliot Daly all making a name for themselves last season.
"They were still academy boys when I was first here, coming into the first team and playing bits and pieces. But you could definitely see that they were going to go on to bigger and better things, which they have," added Jacobs.
"It's great for Wasps that they're here for a good couple of years because they've all signed. Those guys have played a fair bit of Premiership rugby over the last couple of years and will only get better."