Michael Tonge has spoken of his delight after securing a permanent move to Leeds United.
The midfielder completed the formalities of his move from Stoke City on Thursday and has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club.
"I'm delighted that we've managed to get it sorted and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season now," said the midfielder.
Michael's loan spell came to an end after the home victory against Middlesbrough in December and the midfielder spoke of his desire to return to United once the transfer window reopened.
"It's been great to get something sorted so quickly," said Tonge. "I can settle, it's a home for me now and I can try and kick on from here."
"I think towards the end was the best I've felt for a long time because you get the fitness and sharpness back, that's why I was gutted I had to stop."
During his successful loan spell the midfielder made 22 appearances scoring five goals and he is hoping that the goals keep coming now that he has returned.
"Hopefully I can keep chipping in with some more goals because it's important to get goals from midfield, other lads have done it as well in Green and Norris," said Michael.
"From a personal point of view I just want to help the team as much as possible.
"That means playing as many games as I can and playing well. I think that we have got a good squad and we are looking strong, we've got to fancy ourselves."
After hearing Manger Neil Warnock's comments on securing him permanently, Michael was quick to suggest that his best days as a footballer have come while Neil was in charge.
"I think I have enjoyed my best football playing under him and hopefully I can do that in the second half of the season here at Leeds," said United's new signing.
"And we can maintain where we are in the league and push up into that top six as we are just on the edge of it at the minute.
United Midfielder Tonge will wear the number 18 shirt and will be available for selection for United's away match against Barnsley on Saturday.