Gareth Owen says he is keen to show Tigers supporters what he's capable of on the pitch during the 2018/19 season after an injury plagued debut year in Leicester.
Speaking to LTTV from the club's Oval Park Training Ground, Owen said: "I want to show Matty [O'Connor] and the supporters what I can actually do."
The Welshman managed just 10 appearances during his first year in the East Midlands after making the move from Scarlets during the summer of 2017 and showed glimpses of his potential, including a memorable try in the Tigers bonus-point victory over Sale Sharks at Welford Road.
While pre-season for many began just four weeks ago, Owen's summer break was not as long or relaxing after a shoulder injury required surgery before the end of last season and rehab on the arm couldn't be delayed.
"It's just about getting the body back up to speed now, used to the bumps and niggles of the game ... contact and intensity."Gareth Owen
However, the extra time spent with club physios through May and June has produced positive results and the 29-year-old is raring to go and hoping for a place in the side come the pre-season fixtures beginning on August 11 in his home-nation against the Cardiff Blues.
"It's just about getting the body back up to speed now, used to the bumps and niggles of the game ... contact and intensity," Owen said.
"I haven't had much time off to be honest ... but the body is feeling really good.
"The rehab is going very well and shoulder is feeling good."
As well as the shoulder, Owen says the squad is also in a good place after a "disappointing" 2017/18 season.
"Spirits are high ... ambitions are high as well," he said.
"We have a lot to achieve after not achieving what we wanted to last season ... things are looking really good."
Scroll down to see the full interview with Owen, exclusively on LTTV.