Telford striker Adam Proudlock has set his sights on playing again by the end of the month after recovering from a broken ankle.
Proudlock, 30, broke his ankle against Gainsborough in the FA Cup last November.
"I didn't feel much pain at the time, it wasn't like the break I had before," he told BBC Radio Shropshire.
"I've an x-ray on 14 February and, all being well, I can start full contact training and fight for my place."
The former Wolves forward has been a regular at Lilleshall National Sport Centre for the last 10 weeks, in a bid to recover more quickly.
"It's been horrendous because I had two weeks in a cast, then I had six weeks in a protective boot, but I can see the finish line now so I'm much happier," added Proudlock.
"All I want to do is play football and succeed with Telford. It's hard not being able to play but I hope to be back soon.
"I've been at Lilleshall pretty much every day for over two months and I'm determined to have a part to play this season."
Proudlock is now training with the first-team squad whilst wearing a protective boot.
Manager Andy Sinton says having Proudlock back would be like signing a new player.
"I have no doubt he has the ability to be one of the best at this level, Sinton said.
"He has the special touch and vision which makes him stand out in the Conference when he's on top of his game."
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