Maxime Colin believes he is completely over the injury problems that plagued his first season at Brentford.
The Frenchman is one of the fittest players in the squad but endured a difficult first season in English football with a knee injury setting him back.
And he is hoping that that was just a one off and he can maintain his high fitness levels this season.
Colin said: “Last year I had my knee. I train every day now. Last year I maybe didn't train enough. If you look at my career last year was the only year I was injured.
“I believe I've adapted to English football. I didn't change a lot. Last year was a shame for me but I'm not an injury prone player.
“I always played in France and Belgium. I hope this year I will maintain my fitness.”
Keeping bodies fit as the season enters its long slog towards Christmas and the turn of the year is critical and Brentford have already lost Lewis Macleod to a season ending injury.
Colin added: “The next international is in March so it will be hard. We've already had a big injury with Lewis which is a shame.
“We need to work hard to be ready for each game and push hard to win games. The Championship is intense with three games in a week. It's like this for every team. We need to be better physically.
“It's a shame and difficult for the team as he's a really good player. We can't say anything. He'll have to recover now.
“We'll have to think of him and be sure that we don't get injured. We may have to work hard at training and do more prevention and work hard to make sure we're not injured. I had injuries last season so I know it's really difficult.”
Colin will use the international break to return to France and see his family as he knows it's the last chance he has to spend with them in his homeland until March.
He explained: “Next week is my birthday so I'll go and see my family. The last time I saw them was the last international break and I can't go home for Christmas.
“I will see them and enjoy time with them. Some of my family will come but not everyone. It's good to not be alone for Christmas so it's nice to have some family.”