Sunderland striker Danny Graham has told the Sunderland Echo that he is feeling sharper and fitter than ever before.
Graham has had a troubled time since moving to Wearside in 2013, but he is starting to feel like he is getting back to his best.
The 29-year-old scored his first goal for the Black Cats against Everton and he feels that the club's medical staff deserve a lot of credit for helping him improve his physical condition.
“I’ve said before that I’m probably the fittest and sharpest I’ve been since I’ve been at the club," he said.
“I have to thank the medical staff with the gym work and stuff. Hopefully this can kick-start my Sunderland career."
Graham's first goal was a long time coming, with the striker previously not scoring in 28 appearances for the side, but he will be looking to build on it now it finally has come.
Sunderland have struggled for a goalscorer all season and Graham will now be hoping that he is confident enough to fill this void.
If he can, he may just save his Sunderland career, after it appeared to be coming towards an end earlier in the season.
Graham had been sent out on loan to Middlesbrough last year and it seemed that he was for sale in January, but his fighting spirit has shone through and if he can continue to hit the back of the net between now and the end of the season he may well be kept around for next term.