Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is determined to make it in the first team this season.
The 20-year-old centre-half spent the first half of last year on loan at Sheffield United before switching to rivals Ipswich, making 17 league appearances for each club.
He said: "I definitely feel like, [coming into] this pre-season, I've improved. I definitely feel more confident out there.
"I went out on loan last season and played a lot of games in the Championship, which is a hard league. I think last year was massive for me, on the pitch and off the pitch. Moving away from home and stuff like that, it builds your character and helps you grow up a bit.
"Playing week in, week out, it builds you as a player and as a person. It builds your character. Mentally and physically it's demanding.
"Every footballer wants to play. The manager let me go out on loan and it was perfect for me. I managed to get a lot of game time. I've come back and I feel like an improved player."