Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga is determined to come back for the club this season.
In a snippet of an interview publicised by BBC Radio Nottingham, Assombalonga stated his determination to feature for the Championship side before 2015/16 is out, but is unable to set a date on his return just yet.
He suffered a serious knee injury in February last year, at a point when he was in great form and the club's top scorer, and he has been sorely missed.
His comments placate claims that he could make a comeback as soon as next month.
Forest boss Dougie Freedman stated to the club website after the 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers on Monday night: "If you’re going to get promotion you need to string together six or seven wins on the bounce. We haven’t quite got that yet. We’re looking forward to more firepower coming back in January - Britt and Matty Fryatt."
There of course remains a very real possibility that Assombalonga does come back next month, but after such a serious injury, it makes sense to be cautious.
The last thing he wants to do is push himself too hard at a late stage of his recovery, and nor would the medical team recommend it, but his eventual comeback remains keenly anticipated and will be one of the more memorable moments of the season at the City Ground.