Barry Bannan is counting down the days for the new campaign.
Now into the fourth week of a demanding pre-season schedule, the influential midfielder says he is enjoying he hard work.
In a little over two weeks, Wednesday make the trip over the Pennines to face Wigan in the Sky Bet Championship curtain raiser and Bannan said:
“It is good to be back, seeing the lads every day and getting down to the nitty gritty of getting fit for the new season.
"We finished on a high last season and the break probably came at the wrong time for us.
“But we had a good break and got a lot of rest. We are just looking forward to the season starting now.”