Rajiv van La Parra is already planning to build on some encouraging performances for Huddersfield Town when he plays a full part next season.

The 24-year-old former Wolves winger is one of David Wagner’s permanent signings alongside Chris Lowe and Michael Hefele and says he is determined to impress in 2016-17.

“I already know that pre-season is going to be really hard, but it is going to be important to have a good one,” said the Dutchman.

“In England you have no winter break, so it is an important time to get ready. At the end, we will profit from a tough time.

“I’m really excited; for me, the season cannot begin early enough. I’m looking forward to it.

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“Last season, I saw what we are capable of and how we can play. At times we did really well and I was really impressed.

“I think that, combined with some new players, means we can make things happen next season.

“We have the belief that we can and I think the fans believe it too, which is important.

“That will help us to reach a higher level on the pitch.”

Van La Parra says his eight appearances so far will stand him in good stead for next season.

“I’m happy that I came earlier, because now I already know what the head coach expects from me next season,” he said.

“I can build on what I’ve begun at the end of last season.

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“What the head coach wants is really different. For any player who comes and joins the team who has not played this style, it can be a little bit difficult.

“I didn’t expect to need so much time to get settled in the style, but he expects you to bring a lot of intensity to the game.

“Now we are used to it, you will see a big difference. We will step up our game, which is a good thing.”