Steven Taylor insists Newcastle United's stunning comeback against Arsenal has made him even more determined to be fit.
The Magpies defender has been out of action since January's 5-0 triumph over West Ham United with a hamstring injury.
Taylor, who returned to light training last week, looked on as his side came back from four goals down to draw 4-4 with the Gunners on Saturday.
And the former England Under 21 international admits the unprecedented result has only intensified his hunger to return to the fray.
Never say die
"I'm getting closer," Taylor told the club's official website. "This week, I'll have some more good, hard sessions with Dave Henderson as part of my rehab.
"I'll hopefully have one more week of that, see how it goes and perhaps step things up further after that.
"I'm feeling good now and I'm feeling stronger. I'm dying to get back and after seeing the Arsenal game on Saturday, they're the games you want to be involved in.
"Maybe not the first-half performance but in the second half, after everyone probably wrote us off, it was amazing to watch. But we never say die at this football club, and look what happened.
"I absolutely loved watching it - but I want to be playing again and hopefully that won't be far away."