Jamie Langfield is set to make a return to competitive football just three weeks after undergoing brain surgery.
The 31-year old Aberdeen goalkeeper suffered three seizures in May which made him his fear for his life and indicated he may not play football again.
But weeks after having a minor procedure, Langfield is due to play for the Dons reserves against Dundee United on Monday night and says he is ready to once again go into battle.
"I can't wait for the Dundee United game. It's only a bounce match, but it means everything to me,” he told SunSport.
"I still don't know where it's going to be played.
"But it doesn't matter to me — it could be on a gravel pitch in the middle of Glasgow in front of one man and a dog, for all I care.
"I'm desperate to prove what's happened is all behind me — and that there's no reason why I can't resume my career.
"Keeper coach Jim Leighton's training takes you to physical exhaustion, but I've come through everything with flying colours. Now it's about playing again.
"There's still so many people who question me. They are worried that something's going to happen.
"I think it's going to take a kick on the head for people to finally realise I'm okay.
"To be fair, I can understand it. It's not exactly a normal problem I've had to overcome, so most folk aren't going to know about it.
"But I can promise you I feel GREAT.”