Vincent Sasso says he feels like he has returned home after making a permanent return to Sheffield Wednesday.
The French defender – who spent last season on loan with the Owls – yesterday signed on a permanent basis after leaving Portuguese side Braga.
““I’m back home so I’m really happy,” the 25-year-old said. “I know the coaching staff, the people working at the club, the players. It helps a lot.
“I know where I am coming and I’m really glad.”
Sasso looks set to go straight into the squad to face Leeds United today with Glenn Loovens and Jose Semedo still sidelined through injury.
He made 19 appearances for Wednesday last season with his game time restricted by a knee injury.
Sasso insists he is now fully fit and ready to fight for a place in the Owls back four.
He said: “It was a good season last season and a good experience but I had problems with injuries, with my knees so it was a bit difficult sometimes.
“I’m in good shape and I hope I can play.
“Hopefully I can help the team and we’ll see what happens.
“It’s a really long journey for us, like last year, so we can’t say we’re going to finish first.
“We have to take it game by game, like we did last year and did so well.”
Departing Wednesday yesterday was defender Darryl Lachman who joined Dutch side Willem II on a season-long loan.
Lachman – whose contract expires next summer – has yet to make a single senior appearance for Wednesday since joining the club last year.