Glasgow Rangers signed Joey Barton in the summer transfer window.
The ex-Reds midfielder says he is quietly confident ahead of the new campaign.
The winger scored the winner on his debut for the club on Saturday.
The Gers striker was struck down by a hamstring injury against Hamilton.
A terrific debut season in the Premier League finishing 16th and five points clear of the drop, so what should be the season's targets for Eddie Howe's side?
Flanagan will spend the season on loan at Turf Moor after returning from a serious knee injury in January.
Scott Sinclair netted on his Celtic debut.
Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela hopes that AS Roma win Serie A ahead of Juventus this coming season.
The position is something of a problem area for the Reds at present.
The Manchester City striker has been suggested as a potential makeweight in the deal for John Stones.