KENNY McLEAN is aiming for a season of consolidation at St Mirren this campaign.
The Scotland Under-21 internationalist was sidelined for six weeks after breaking his collar bone back in January in a freak training accident.
More frustration was to come when McLean suffered a recurrence of the injury in March and was forced back out for another month.
But after finishing the campaign on a high by playing in Saints' last five games, McLean says he is looking forward to a run in the Buddies first team.
The 20-year-old said: "The collar bone injury was a frustration and particularly so coming in January when I was going well.
"But that is all behind me and pre-season has gone well and I am confident in my body again and I'm looking forward to getting some game time in.
"I think the most important aspect for me is that I try not to push it and get frustrated.
"I am still just 20 and have plenty to learn and another good solid season would be ideal.
"I am not going to go saying I am setting this target or that, I just want to go about my business as consistently as I can and see where that takes me."
McLean is sure to feature in the Buddies' opening pre-season game against Barnsley later today which will take place at their Costa del Sol training camp before facing Spanish Fourth Division team El Canete on Saturday.
"Barnsley are up in the Championship and will give us a really tough work-out," said McLean.
"Given that it is our first pre-season game it will be a very good level to be going in at."