ED UPSON will be "raring to go" when Millwall return to training next week.
The midfielder, 24, made ten appearances after signing from Yeovil in January until a combination of a two-game suspension and an ankle injury ended his season prematurely.
Millwall's players report back after their summer breaks on June 26 and Upson is determined to show Lions fans the form that prompted his move from Huish Park.
"I'm ready to go," Upson told NewsAtDen.
"I've been doing a bit of training in the off season, so I'm raring to go.
"Obviously with missing the last five games, I've had a longer break away from football than everyone else and I'm desperate to get back.
"We were given programmes that we had to stick to, and you could do your own sort of interpretations of it as well.
"I've been keeping fit, in the swimming pool and running around the area where I live.
"It's important to keep that base level of fitness up because you don't want to go back and have nothing.
"With the injury it was something that can't be helped. I saw the footage of Marco Reus getting injured for Germany and that was exactly what happened to me.
"I missed a bit of last season which is unusual for me, as I'm hardly ever injured – touch wood!
"It was obviously frustrating but it's made me even more excited to get back now — it's going to be brilliant, I can't wait.
"I'm totally better now. The physio worked hard with me at the end of last season and now I'm back to full fitness.
"There's a great bunch of lads here and with a good pre-season under our belts, we're going to be a force."