The winger jumped at the chance to pen a two-year deal with the Jags in the summer after a frustrating spell at Huddersfield came to an end.
Higginbotham - who previously played for Falkirk and spent the second half of last season on loan at Motherwell - wants to play a major part in helping Partick secure their top-flight survival this term.
He said: "I'm loving it here. I love training and looking forward to a match on a Saturday. When I was down south it was just training and, come Saturday, I knew I wasn't going to be involved.
"It was getting a bit stale. It's good to be back involved and feeling wanted again. Hopefully I can repay Partick and the gaffer for giving me the opportunity.
"I'm just glad to be back playing football again and hopefully I can get a few more goals and some assists and help push us up the league."
Partick had enjoyed a positive start to life in the Scottish Premiership before suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Aberdeen last week.
"It was just a blip in our season," said Higginbotham.
"All the boys have just swept it under the carpet and we will move on, on Saturday.
"Before that game, we were playing some excellent football and everyone has been talking about us.
"We will go out on Saturday and show that it was just a one-off and get back to the way we were playing.
"We go out every Saturday and expect to win the game and, with their injuries and having a few big players out, we thought we were going to go out there and get the three points.
"It just goes to show how hard this league is. On any given day, any team can beat anyone."