Lasse Vibe feels he has made the best of his time on the sidelines and is feeling as sharp as ever following his return to action with Brentford.
The Danish international striker was ruled out for two months after picking up a foot injury in the defeat at Ipswich in only the second week of the season.
But he made his comeback a a second half sub in Saturday's win over Millwall, helping turn the tide by making some intelligent runs and was twice unlucky not to score.
“I wouldn't say it's been frustrating as it's part of the game being injured, but you always want to be playing, and that was my longest injury for about 10 years,” said Vibe.
“Okay, it was a little bit frustrating, but you try to make the best of it and I have worked hard with the physios. I'm pleased to be back, I feel good, and I've felt good for a few weeks now.
“The international break probably helped me slow it down a little bit. I could have come back a bit earlier but there was no point as there was no game anyway. It helped me ease back in and get a B team game under the belt as well.”
In the end, Romaine Sawyers' strike was enough to see off the Lions, but Vibe admits the late bombardment Brentford had to withstand would have been more comfortable had one of his chances gone in.
“You always try to score goals,” he added. “First of all you try to get on the end of it, and I done that, but unfortunately it didn't go in today.
“I could have, should have, would have scored, and if I had we may have won more comfortably, but Dan (Bentley) made the penalty save and everyone is happy anyway.”