Dexter Blackstock is close to being back in the competitive fold with Nottingham Forest following a year on the sidelines.
The 25-year old striker sustained a serious knee injury late last year and has not made an appearance since but he is closing in on Steve Cotterillâ€™s first team and cannot wait for his chance to return.
"I'm confident in the knee. I said I'd be back and I'd probably be stronger," said Blackstock.
"I'm confident in it, and I'm confident going into tackles, whether it be a training match, or for the reserves or the first team. That's not a problem. The only problem I have now is getting the minutes under my belt before I can go into first-team action.
"The manager's very experienced and he'll know when the time is right to bring me back into the fold."