Calum Chambers says that he wants to make his mark at Boro this season following his loan switch from Arsenal.
The versatile defender joined Boro on a season-long loan deal which was finalised on the penultimate day of the summer transfer window.
Having represented England Under-21s earlier in the week, Wednesday saw Chambers link up with his new teammates for the first time.
"There's a buzz around the place and it's exciting to be here," the 21-year-old said.
"Middlesbrough is a great club, with great history.
"I'm a passionate player, enthusiastic, and positive on the pitch - I want to come here, play as many games as possible, and do as well as I can for myself and the club."
Chambers, who has made more than 30 appearances for Arsenal,080916 says that the move is a result of his desire for regular football.
"It was something that I had thought about towards the end of last season," he said.
"We gave it a lot of thought, but when Middlesbrough came up it was all quite quick.
"I'm excited to show everyone at Boro what I can do."
Chambers says that the words of Head Coach Aitor Karanka helped persuade him Teesside was the place to ply his trade this season.
"He told me I would enjoy the training, the style of play, and that it's a great bunch of lads," he said.
"I already know Gaston [Ramirez] from Southampton and [Ben] Gibson from England.
"He's a great manager and I'm looking forward to working under him."