Alex Tettey revealed his delight at returning to competitive action during the win over Birmingham City.
The 31-year-old had been absent from first-team action since September 30th with a calf injury but he made his return in the Boxing Day triumph at St. Andrews.
And now he's looking forward to building on his comeback and maintaining his place in Daniel Farke's starting eleven.
"It was nice to get a game after two months injured," said Tettey. "I've just focused on getting fit and trying to do my best when getting fit.
"It was one of the strangest injuries I've had. I felt an explosion in my calf and it was a very bizarre one.
"But injuries happen and you have to deal with it. The first couple of days are hard but after that you focus on coming back as quick as possible.
"If I play tomorrow [against Burton], hopefully we'll win. I have to channel every energy in my body to play Monday [against Millwall] if needed.
"I need to be recovered to do my best."
Tettey has had a watching brief over the past couple of months and believes, in his absence, the team has been very unlucky.
"Some games we played well but we didn't get the result we needed. Those who played did well. Against Leeds, we played well but lost. Against Cardiff, I didn't see game every said we played well.
"At the moment, we need to take things game by game. Can we win these next two games and get nine points out of nine? We hope so."