Manchester City defender Kolo Toure believes he is fitter than ever as he prepares to make his comeback from a drugs ban.
The Ivory Coast international was provisionally suspended in March for failing a drugs test, before being handed a backdated six-month ban in May.
The 30-year-old blames a diet pill he took that, unbeknown to him contained a prohibited substance, meaning he had to sit and watch the club lift the FA Cup and qualify for the Champions League from the stands.
However, the former Arsenal man is now ready for a return and admits he faces a fight to earn a place in the star-studded City line-up.
"I feel totally recharged and as fit as I've ever been in my life," Toure told the club's official website.
"I know it won't be easy because the team is playing so well, but I'll be pushing hard for an opportunity.
"I'm just so happy to be back and I will give everything I have to the team, this club and our fans. I can't wait to get going.
"I will try and repay our amazing supporters for all their good wishes, kind words and support."