Glasgow Clan forward Scott Tanski is keen for the season to start all over again after signing on for a second campaign with the Elite League club.

The versatile forward, who is celebrating his 29th birthday today, was a popular player with the fans, making 72 appearances under Pete Russell as he helped the club to fourth place in the table.

And the signing of Patrick Killeen, announced on Thursday, has got him excited for the 2019/20 campaign despite the current season finishing just a couple of weeks ago.

Evening Times: Scott Tanski made some 72 appearances under Pete RussellScott Tanski made some 72 appearances under Pete Russell

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“We’ve got another good friend of mine in Patrick coming in and that’s fuelling the fire for me to get back and go again,” he said.  “I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else and after the year we had, I felt I owed it to the fans and the organisation.

“They treated us so well to come back and seeing the fans singing for us in the play-offs in Nottingham last week just drove that passion.  I wanted to stay and help take this club to there next year and beyond.

“I was more than happy to sign after talking to Pete and he knows me and the game I play.  I had an absolute blast every day in the rink and I loved coming to work so I look forward to doing that again in August.”

With a year under his belt already, Tanski already knows what he wants to do as he gets ready to return to Scotland and has pinpointed an area in his game already that he wants to work on.

He added: “I want to put up more points, but I aim to work on my defensive game, which was a role I was thrown into at times.  It adds something else to my game so I want to be better prepared for that and be more consistent.

“I’m keen to produce more going forward and Pete knows what he gets from me, being in the third line centre and I enjoyed doing that job. But I can also be a two-way centreman and help shut down the opposition.

“I feel I’m capable of doing more on the ice offensively and other aspects of the game. Now I’m more familiar with the UK and the set-up and I can’t wait to pick up where we left off.”