Aly Cissokho has told Aston Villa’s official website that he is loving being back at Villa Park.
The left-back was loaned out to Portuguese side FC Porto by Tim Sherwood, but soon after Remi Garde took charge at the Midlands club he was recalled.
And Cissokho says that he is very grateful to be given a second chance at Villa, which he is determined to take.
"I'm enjoying every minute the gaffer is giving me and I'm giving everything I have back in return," he said. "This is like a second beginning for me at Villa.
"I was disappointed to be told I could go on loan in the summer. But that's football.
"The gaffer has given me the opportunity to show what I can do and I want to repay him."
Cissokho has now played in Villa’s last three matches, and his side’s results have been mixed in these contests.
Villa were beaten 3-1 by Sunderland in Cissokho’s first match after returning from Portugal, but things have improved since then.
A win over Crystal Palace was a major step forward for the Villans, and they followed up that victory with a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at the weekend.
Despite their recent improvement, Villa remain nine points away from safety, with their next league match coming against West Bromwich Albion, and there is a huge amount of work still to be done if they are to maintain their status as a top flight club beyond May.