Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O'Brien remains determined to show his talent this season.
The 24-year-old has joined Wayne Rooney's DC United in MLS until July.
He will get regular game time for the American club, but O'Brien wants to come back to Forest and become a first team player.
Speaking to the I newspaper in America, he stated: "No one would turn down the opportunity to play in the Premier League and I don't regret signing for Forest.
"The first six or seven games, I was starting and, in my opinion, playing pretty well in a team that was gaining a foothold in the league. I felt like I held my own and, against West Ham, I got Player of the Match, live on Sky, and we won 1-0.
"Manchester City were definitely the hardest opponents, we couldn't even get near them and it was like playing a different game completely. That made me realize the standard I needed to aspire to."
He added: “I'm not going to hold a grudge about what happened in January. I want to go back and prove to Forest and myself what I'm capable of – I feel very strongly about that – because my best is definitely yet to come.
"I believe I can come out of what has been a crazy situation as a better person with some fantastic life experience behind me."