LOUGHBOROUGH (England) (AFP) England quick Stuart Broad cannot wait to return and help boost the teams Ashes preparations by winning the upcoming one-day series against Australia after several weeks in the gym. The Nottinghamshire pace bowler was included in Englands 13-man squad for the five-match series starting later this month after being rested from the 2-0 Test series win over Bangladesh so as to undergo a strengthening programme. Broad, 23, has spent the intervening weeks hitting the weights at the National Cricket Academy in Loughborough, central England, and now, having helped England beat Australia in last months World Twenty20, is keen to put that gym work to use when the five match one-day series starts on June 22. Im really keen to get back, said Broad. Its hard for any professional sportsmen when you are not playing because you are not used to it, the son of former England opening batsman turned match referee Chris, said. I came to Lords on the Saturday of the first Test in my jeans and shirt and Im usually in the dressing room The time off gives you a great buzz for though. Im certainly excited about continuing our momentum by beating the Aussies in a one-day series this summer. We know how hard that is going to be as a team but we are ready for it. Broad, who helped England regain the Ashes last year, declined the chance to play in the Indian Premier League so as to stay fit for international cricket. Even so, the selectors left him out of the Bangladesh Tests. But with matches against Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh still to come before England start their Ashes defence in Australia in November, Broad believes his recent break will prove to be the right move in the long run. Ultimately, I really do think it was a good decision, he said. It was tough on the body though. I was in the gym five days a week. One day Id be doing maximum strength training on the legs, where Id be lifting as heavy squats as I could, then the next day will be upper body doing bench press stuff. Its left me sore but thats how you strengthen and thats what I have needed to do. Its nice to see the hierarchy are looking not one or two weeks down the line, but months down the line instead. Middlesex quick Steven Finn led Englands attack against Bangladesh in Broads absence with 15 wickets in two Tests. But the 21-year-old will now be put on a similar conditioning programme after being left out of the one-day squad. We have seen already how much of a talent he is and I think its important he stays injury-free and fresh, said Broad. Its good to see the management looking after him instead of just bowling him into the ground which could have left him injured when the Ashes came round. England were given a reality check by Australia shortly after the Ashes win when they were thrashed 6-1 by the tourists in the subsequent ODI series. However, Broad said: That was a long time ago. We didnt play particularly well but we had a real revamp when we went to the Champions Trophy and we have played a totally different brand of cricket since.