Bolton Wanderers striker Ricardo Vaz Te is hopeful of having finally shaken off long-term injury problems and wants to make his mark next season.
The 22-year-old has made only four appearances in the last two seasons, having required surgery to repair cruciate ligament damage, before forced to go under the knife again due to a meniscus problem.
He told the club's official website: "At the beginning of last season I was out with ligament damage for about six months or so.
"I tried to come back and then after that I damaged my meniscus in my right leg, from then it was on and off until October.
"In November I decided that I couldn't bear the pain any longer, plus I never really got back to my best.
"It was unfair for everybody really - my team-mates, the manager and the fans - because they never really got to see me at my best.
"I decided to get it right this time and that's why it is taking this long. Hopefully I will get back next season stronger. I'm focusing on that and I'm trying my best."