Ben Foster is hoping an injury-free pre-season is a sign of things to come.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been blighted by fitness problems since his arrival from Stoke four years ago.
However, with the number one slot at Old Trafford becoming vacant in 12 months' time when Edwin van der Sar retires, and a place in Fabio Capello's England squad at next summer's World Cup up for grabs as well, Foster knows he is entering a crucial period in his blossoming career.
"Unfortunately the way my career has gone I have picked up injuries," said the 26-year-old. "Thankfully I have been fit all pre-season.
"I feel good in myself and as long as I can stay fit I hope the gaffer gives me a chance to show what I can do. I have just signed a new contract so now I have to start pushing on."