"Your first home game is the one that the fans are always excited about. They want to see the team again and the new players," he said. "I’m more excited than ever about the season. You appreciate and try to enjoy things a lot more as your career comes towards the end and I’m no different. I can’t wait for it all to unfold.
"It wasn’t a nice feeling to lose the title last season – it never is, but it was the manner in which we lost it which was tough to take. I’m sure if we put that much effort in again and get that little bit of luck then we’ll go that extra step."