Crystal Palace full-back Lee Hills is targeting a first-team return from a serious knee injury by Christmas.
Hills has been sidelined since April after the 20-year-old snapped his cruciate knee ligament against Derby County.
He is now entering the final stages of his rehabilitation and the defender is determined to return an improved player.
"I was disappointed, but I'm not the sort of person to let myself be like that for a long period of time," he told the South London Press.
"I got my head around things after a couple of days and made sure I had a positive attitude.
"I want to come back stronger and better than before."