Gael Bigirimana has admitted to Coventry City’s official site that he has found things difficult at Newcastle United for the past two years.
Bigirimana has failed to progress at St. James’ Park as the Magpies had hoped, and he has had to play a peripheral role for the Tynesiders.
That has frustrated the 22-year-old central-midfielder, and he is looking forward to showing what he can do now he is at Coventry.
"It's been a difficult last two seasons as I haven't played much,” Bigirimana, who also had a loan spell with the Sky Blues back in 2012, said. “But I believe I left Coventry as a boy and am coming back as a man. I feel like I've learned so much, my move has been worth it can't wait to show the City fans the player that I've become.”
Bigirimana appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough at Newcastle back in the 2012/13 campaign, but he has failed to push on since.
The Burundi born midfielder has made just one appearance over the last two appearances, and he was sent out on loan to Rangers last term.
Bigirimana will be hoping to impress at Coventry, where he will link up with Newcastle teammate Adam Armstrong.
Armstrong has been in sensational form for the Sky Blues, and if Bigirimana’s loan spell can be similarly successful, Tony Mowbray’s side will be in a strong position to achieve promotion from League One.