Jonny Evans is looking to put an injury-plagued two months behind him and help Manchester United recover from their dismal defeat to Leeds.
The defender made his first start since November on Sunday, having suffered with a calf injury, when the Red Devils welcomed their fierce rivals to Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Northern Ireland defender, who turned 22 on Sunday, had his birthday celebrations dampened as the League One leaders claimed a famous 1-0 win thanks to Jermaine Beckford's first-half strike.
However, Evans is just pleased to be back playing after a frustrating time on the sidelines along with a host of other first-team defenders.
"It's frustrating to have an injury at any time during the season but it was especially disappointing in the last two months to have missed so many games," he told the club's official website.
"With a lot of other defenders injured, you know that if you were fit you could get a good run in the side.
"All the other lads that have been on the treatment table recently have been thinking the same thing. So hopefully it won't be too long before we're all back."
Meanwhile Evans admits the only way to put the Leeds upset behind them is to win at Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final first-leg on Wednesday.
"We're right in the middle of a really busy time of the season, but as a player it's one you really enjoy because there are lots of big games," he added.
"As well as the league, we've got two big Carling Cup matches against Manchester City. So it's an exciting time, and now I just want to play as big a part as I possibly can."