Mat Mitchel-King is desperate to finally make his bow for AFC Wimbledon some five months after joining the club.
The luckless defender, a summer signing from Crewe, has so far seen his debut delayed by glandular fever, a shin injury and then a back problem.
But he has proved his fitness with a run-out against Millwall's reserves and, with boss Terry Brown considering making changes following the FA Cup defeat at Bradford last weekend, he could at last be involved against Accrington on Saturday.
"You expect to get injuries but not three in succession - especially three separate ones," the 28-year-old told the Staines Guardian.
"I played 90 minutes for the reserves on Tuesday so I am the closest I have been to first-team selection since I have been here. But I haven't really played for four months, so I am a bit rusty and you could see it against Millwall, some of my decision making was not as good as if I had been playing week in, week out.
"I am the new signing so fans are anticipating seeing me play and I want to show what I can do and why the manager brought me here."