Moroka Swallows midfielder Peter Rabolele is looking forward to an exciting campaign with the Beautiful Birds after arriving back at training last Thursday following the off-season break.
Good news for Swallows fans is that the squad is very hard at work, preparing themselves for the new season.
"Although I am feeling strong, so far the training has been tough, the management has been working us very hard and when I get home all I want to do is sleep!" Rabolele told SASoccer365.com.
"Things are going well. The guys are looking motivated. Although we are still not 100% sure of the make-up of the squad as there are a number of new players currently on trial with us, as well as others who are still to arrive" the hard-man added.
Although he feels that the off-season break was too short, "Big 6", as Peter is known to the Birds faithful, is raring to get back into action for his team.
"Last season I did not feature nearly as much as I would like to have. This time round I want to play much more regularly and I intend to stamp my authority on the team this season," he said.
Rabolele, whose favourite players are renowned hard-men Patrick Viera and John Moeti, also has his eye on earning a call-up to the national squad.
"My first priority is to establish myself as a first choice in the Swallows team. I hope that by playing well I will be noticed by the national selectors- it is up to them to decide whether to include me in the side."
With the likes of MacBeth Sibaya and Teboho Moekena failing to make the position of the "destroyer" their own, the time is right for "Big 6" to step up and stake his claim this season.