Jack Robinson believes he is starting to return to the peak of his powers after 18 months on the sidelines.
The left back suffered a knee injury when on loan at Huddersfield in 2015 and only made one appearance for QPR last season with a series of injury setbacks hampering his chances of a return.
And the former Liverpool man believes that, with a few more games, he will be back to the form he was showing during his time with the Terriers.
“I feel like I’m getting back to my peak now and I just need a few more games and I’ll be back at the level I want to be at,” he said.
“Every game you get more confidence and that’s obviously a big part of my game, so the more I play the better I’m going to get.”
Robinson admitted to frustration at his inability to help the team during his time on the sidelines but now believes the pain and suffering he went through is behind him.
He added: “It was just frustrating more than anything. My original injury was 12 months and then after coming back I kept picking up knocks here and there, so I think I coped with it well mentally.
“All you can do is keep your head, the worst thing to do is lose your mind but it’s easy to do. I have done everything possible to get back.
“I’ve spoken to people away from football to get my mind right and I think I’m at a stage now where I’m fine and just want to be back on the pitch playing again now.
Robinson will be using the international break to rest his body after playing his first two Championship games of the season and can then work on establishing himself in the first team ahead of Jake Bidwell's return.
He explained: “It’s come at a good time for me [the international break]. I’ve got two games under my belt so I can have a bit of a rest now and look forward to the last six months of the season.
“I’ve played at this level for the last three years and it’s very competitive and tough, but I’m comfortable playing in it.
“I want to be the best player I can be for this team and really push on, of course.”
He explained further: “I think short term I just want to keep my place in the starting XI.
“I think we showed a lot of character [against Nottingham Forest] and now we’ve got to show that same desire and determination after the international break and get some wins on board.
“This team should be going for promotion and that’s what we need to be aiming for come the end of the season.”