The former Aston Villa man admits the chance to play top flight football was also a huge factor in his decision to join the Tigers.
"I've been lucky enough to play in the top flight before and after having a couple of years back in the Championship, I felt as though I had done all that I could in that league.
"It feels like the right time to move back up to the Premier League and try and show how good a player I am. If I can do that, hopefully it can help towards the team having a good season.
"One of the things you need in the Premier League is a real togetherness as a team and from what I've seen, the squad here is a very tightly-knit one. That will be important.
"No doubt the season will be a tough one for us and people will be saying things about us having just come up from the Championship. But if we stay together and play to our ability, then we can have a good season.
"Home games are going to be massive for us. If the crowd here can get the KC Stadium rocking, then there is no reason why we can't give this league a good go."