AKOS Buzsaky says QPR can cash in on the fact he feels as fresh as a daisy after four months on the sidelines - and guarantees he will treat each game as a Champions League final.
The Hungarian made his first start since October in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Middlesbrough and came through 70 minutes unscathed. Now he expects to have a major impact on the promotion push.
"I have got the hunger," Buzsaky told the Chronicle.
"Maybe some of the players will be a little bit tired after playing 30 matches, but for me it is like the season just started. It means maybe I can bring something new, some freshness.
"There are 12 games to go and yes, I feel I can play a big part in the final weeks.
"It looks at the moment that I will hopefully be starting the next game as well and then for me, every game is the Champions League final.
"I want to improve my fitness and form in every game and if I do that, I could be a big help for the team."
Buzsaky says he never once thought he might fail to get back into the side once fit, even though the team continued to do well in his absence as he recovered from cartilage surgery.
"Why would I think like that?" he said.
"I’ve already proved I can play for QPR, I can score goals and can be an important part of this club. I believe in myself and my ability and I knew if I got fit and could train properly again, I would be playing. I wasn’t really worried about that.
"My time out was made better because we were doing well. If you are not playing and the team isn’t doing very well, it feels frustrating because you cannot help.
"But if you are injured and the team is doing really well, it at least gives you a good feeling. You can see everything going well.
Buzsaky added: "It was really great starting against Middlesbrough. Of course I’m not in top form, but nobody would expect me to be yet.
"I think I’ve made good progress and I’m looking forward to the next game. I had no bad reaction after the game and the knee feels normal.
"I felt I could have played longer on Saturday, but we were winning 3-0 and I don’t think the gaffer wanted me to take any risks with the knee with the game already won."