Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones believes it will take time to recapture his best form following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Trinidad & Tobago international has featured in just three Premier League matches for The Black Cats so far after missing most of the season through injury.
The former Southampton striker picked up a knee injury playing for his country against England in June and has spent the best part of half a year recovering from the knock.
Jones is desperate to start banging in the goals for Roy Keane's side, but will not be hard on himself in the meantime as being on the sidelines has taught him to enjoy each new day.
"I'm striving to get back to the old me," he told Sky Sports News. "I've been out for five months so it's going to take some time, but hopefully I'll get back there soon enough and I'll be back to my old self again.
"When you have an injury such as the one I had and other severe injuries it helps you to really enjoy the time that you have playing and not to really think of the worries that you have while you're not playing.
"I'm just here to enjoy my time and I'm looking forward to every day."
Meanwhile, Jones' striking partner Djibril Cisse believes Keane can expect a response from his troops following their 5-0 mauling at the hands of Chelsea when they tackle Portsmouth this weekend.
"We're not the first team who's going to get beat by Chelsea and we're not going to be the last," said Cisse.
"We just have to show character to bounce back and I can assure you that's what we're going to do on Saturday."