Jason Shackell tells BBC East Midlands there is a "buzz" around Derby County after re-signing for the club from Burnley.
The 31-year-old centre-back has joined on a three-year contract and says he cannot wait to start the new season on 8 August.
"I have been away for three years and am thrilled to be back. It's a great place to be," he said.
"I know all about the support. The fans turn out in the droves and get right behind you. Derby have a great squad and a great foundation. There is a buzz around the place. It's a Premier League club in the Championship at the minute."