QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins has spoken of the frustration of spending another spell on the sidelines as he prepares to return to the first team fold.
Cousins, who could be in contention for a return against Burton Albion on Saturday, missed the second half of last season with a thigh injury, before enjoying a successful pre-season campaign where he showcased what he could offer the team.
However he then suffered a torn hamstring which has kept him out of action for a further two months, before returning to full training last week.
Speaking to the club's website about the injury, he said: “Fitness-wise, I feel really good.
“It’s been a frustrating time but injuries are part of football.
“Obviously it’s going to take a bit of time to get back to full sharpness but now that I’m back to full training I feel I’m getting better and better every day.
“The boys have done really well, and now it’s up to me to get fit, stay fit and try and get myself into the team so I can help them.”
It would have been easy to slump into a negative mindset after suffering numerous long-term injuries, but Cousins says that he tries his best to stay positive through the difficult times.
He said: "That’s how I am in life,” he explained. “I never get too up when it’s high and I never get too down when it’s low. I always try to stay on one level. I think that’s the best way to be.”