Newcastle ace Yohan Cabaye is ready to make up for lost time when he makes his return against Wolves this weekend.
Cabaye is available again for Alan Pardew's men after serving a three-match ban following his misconduct charge during the FA Cup defeat by Brighton.
The Frenchman admits he found it frustrating to miss the games against Blackburn, Aston Villa and Tottenham, and he is raring to go for the visit of relegation-threatened Wolves on Saturday.
"Three matches out was so long for me, and then another week without a fixture as well," Cabaye told the club's official website.
"It was very frustrating how it happened at Brighton, but that is football and I have learned from it.
"But I have worked hard to be ready and fit again. During my time out I have been training with the team as normal but also training on my own at home.
"I wanted to stay as fit as possible so have been running and using the gym at home. If the manager selects me against Wolves I will be ready."
Cabaye is keen to help the Magpies bounce back from the 5-0 thumping they suffered at Spurs last time out.
"The most important thing is just to think about Wolves," added Cabaye. "We have to forget what happened at Tottenham and keep moving forward.
"We will play with good spirit and to win the game, and we will go out there with only that in our minds.
"It is important to win at home - that is it. We know the two next games are very difficult, but at home I think we can beat every team if our spirit is good and if we want to compete."
No easy games
Cabaye is hoping to complete the double over Wolves, but he knows it will be no easy task for Newcastle despite Wolves' problems as they search for a new manager following the departure of Mick McCarthy.
"We won the game down there but it was very difficult," continued Cabaye. "I remember we played well in the first half and were two up at half-time, but in the second half they made things very difficult for us.
"Unfortunately they scored at the end of the match but we defended well, managed to hold on and they could not equalise.
"I saw that they have changed their manager, so I don't know what they will be like now, but no game in the Premier League is easy."