Sunderland winger Carlos Edwards is hoping his return can spark an upturn in fortunes for the Black Cats away from home.
Edwards made his first appearance since breaking his leg three months ago in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at the Stadium of Light.
The Trinidad & Tobago international has sat out vast swathes of the season through injury, but the speedy wideman has not missed an away victory, as the Wearsiders are yet to pick up three points on the road this season.
However, Edwards is hoping that run can finally be ended when Sunderland visit Aston Villa at the weekend.
"I hope my return brings a bit of luck away from home," he told the club's official website.
"We know the position we're in and from here everything counts - every point will be vital. Everyone is fighting and hopefully things will work out.
"Villa will be tough but we will have another good support in the Midlands and we want to give them something to cheer because they deserve it.
"The away fans have had little to cheer about this season.
"We are fourth from bottom but I believe there are good times ahead. The nerves will be there, but I don't feel it too much at the moment."