Sam Parkin said his move to St Mirren was driven by a sense of unfinished business in the SPL.
The Englishman was snapped up on a one-year deal by Buddies boss Danny Lennon last week.
Parkin had previously played in the SPL for St Johnstone but a bad ankle break had him sidelined for nine months. The Perth side then parted company with him in January when he moved to Queen of the South.
Despite the Doonhamers relegation to the Irn-Bru Second Division, Parkin scored six goals in 17 games and caught the eye of Saints boss Lennon.
Now the striker says he is determined to re-launch himself in the SPL at the top of the Paisley attack.
Parkin said: "I felt when I left St Johnstone in December I had a sense of unfinished business with the game at the top level.
"The ankle break was a bad blow and coming as it did early in 2011, it left me playing catch up when the following season began.
"So I was pleased to go out to Queen of the South and just get playing first-team football again.
"However, I still felt like I wanted another opportunity to play in the SPL.
"Fortunately, Danny Lennon has handed me this opportunity and I just can't wait to get started."
Parkin has no doubt that he has joined a club who are on the up and is relishing the prospect of a four-way fight for a first-team shirt with Stevie Thompson, Dougie Imrie and Saints other new strike signing Lewis Guy.
The former Ipswich striker said: "You can see the way that St Mirren has developed as a club.
"When I look at the other strikers at the club, then obviously Stevie Thompson has played at the highest level for Burnley down in England and in Europe with Rangers and was capped for Scotland.
"Lewis Guys is coming in like myself this summer and has a great pedigree. While I played against Dougie Imrie when he was with Hamilton and I was at St Johnstone, he always impressed me.
"So I know there is going to be a lot of competition up front but it is vital you have depth.
"The SPL season is a demanding one. But I am coming to St Mirren to try and start as many games as I can.
"St Mirren play a brand of football where they create a lot of chances.
"I am just hungry to get the best possible pre-season behind me to get in the type of shape that will help me get on the end of as many of them as possible."