Injured Manchester City striker Valeri Bojinov believes he will come back from a serious knee ligament problem a stronger and better player.
The £5.75million summer signing from Fiorentina picked up the injury on his City debut in the Manchester derby back in August, but recently made his comeback with a scoring return for the reserves against Newcastle.
The 22-year-old has now set his sights on a return to first-team action after a few more run-outs for the reserves.
"I'm very happy because after five months out since my injury my first game back went well," he told the club's official website.
"I scored my first goal for Manchester City as well, which was very important for me.
"I only played 30 minutes, but I hope to play for maybe 45 in the next one, and then a full 90 minutes after that.
"The physios have made me work very hard every day for the last few months, but I thank them for helping me so much because I know how important it was to get me fit enough before I could play again like I did at Newcastle.
"This has been my first serious injury, but I knew soon after it happened that I could return and be a better player as well. I feel much stronger."