Alan Hutton is confident he will be fit in time for Scotland's World Cup qualifier with Holland.
The Tottenham defender has been on the sidelines for three months after fracturing his foot.
Hutton was expected to miss next month's qualifier in Amsterdam as a result of the injury, but he is making a rapid recovery to fitness.
Former Rangers star Hutton admits he has been in contact with George Burley and he has his sights set on a return against Holland.
"I've been in regular touch with the manager and he has been asking about my progress," Hutton told the Daily Record.
"I'm absolutely desperate to play against Holland because it's a massive game for the country.
"I definitely want to be there and if I'm honest, I am kind of aiming for that.
"If training goes well and everything goes to plan, I would like to think that I could make it."
Contact"I last spoke to George two weeks ago and told him at that time that I would be back in three.
"It doesn't matter to me if I'm coming back and that is my first game because I know myself that I will be fit.
"If everything goes well and I get picked for the squad I'm sure that I would be able to do myself and the country full justice.
"There is no way I would even consider declaring myself available if I thought I wasn't right because it is too big a game for Scotland.
"But I feel really, really good at this point and hope everything keeps going to plan."