The veteran inked a new contract earlier this summer.
Speaking about the pursuit of a new contract and goals record being a thing of the past, he said: “I’m relaxed now. It’s a nice weight off my shoulders. With the staying thing, everyone knew I wanted to and we got there in the end.
“And with the goals thing, I really wanted to do it last season because of the crowd build-up, everyone was talking about it.
“It would have been on my mind in the summer and carried into this season so it was fantastic to do it.
“I’m now just looking forward to enjoying the season. It’s a great appointment as manager, everyone knows that we all think that here. It’s going to be really exciting and I’m going into it with the same desire as all the others.”