After a morale-boosting trip to Asia Cole is eager to build on what he has done in his pre-season so far.
"I've been happy with my performances," he said.
"This is the longest - six weeks - I've ever had off in the summer during my career so it's nice to get going again.
"Now I just want to get started. I feel great physically. I'm happy with how I'm performing and I want to get a couple of 90-minute run-outs under my belt.
"There are four weeks until the start of the Premier League so there's still some time to go. I'm enjoying it.
"I want to take it day by day. Training has been good. I want to get myself fit and get a little bit better every day."