FRED Onyedinma says his loan move has given him the confidence to kick-on this season.
The 18-year-old scored eight goals in 25 games on loan at League Two Wycombe last season and has featured in all three of Lion's pre-season friendlies with only C.D Tondela left to play before August 8.
And the midfielder has been pleased with his contribution to Millwall's pre-season.
"It's been good so far," Onyedinma said. "It's been good to see all the boys again. Pre-season has gone well – it's been pleasing.
"It felt a little like a the old days (in pre-season games) for a few minutes, when Ben Thompson, Jamie Philpott, Jack Powell or Sid Nelson have come on, but it felt natural.
"I've been playing with them for at least two seasons now."
After a successful loan spell at Wycombe, Onyedinma is relishing the chance to fight for a first team place.
And the academy graduate feels his fearless style of play has significantly improved since returning to his parent club.
"I did well in my time at Wycombe and scored a few goals,” Onyedinma explained. “So coming back here has given me a lot of confidence and hopefully I'll get into the team.
"I think time on loan has helped me massively. I've gained a lot of confidence in my game.
“I like to run at players, what's the worst that can happen?
“If you lose the ball, it's only going to go out for a throw in or something.
“Running at players is a part of my game. I hope I can keep doing that and get more of an end product out of it.
“I always play like that and now it's a fresh start for everyone. I'm just trying to do what I can to put in good performances and play.”
Onyedinma was one of a plethora of youngsters to come into the first team from the academy.
And the midfielder says it feels natural to be playing alongside so many familiar faces.
The 18-year-old also feels the senior players are a big reason in new found confidence since being back, but he won’t get too carried away at his pre-season form.
“They're all motivating,” Onyedinma said. “That makes you want to do well and improve your game.
"They give you advice when you need it and it helps you get better.
“It's all down to the manager to play who he wants to play. Everyone is minutes so far and it's down to what he wants to play
“I'm looking to hopefully start or get on and play as much as I can next season.”