Matt Jarvis is raring to get back in to the West Ham United first-team squad to face Hull City away on 15 September.
After picking up a thigh injury in pre-season, during which he impressed and scored at Stevenage, the England international is approaching a return to competitive action.
Speaking after meeting hundreds of supporters at the Lakeside Store signing, the winger said: "I was very frustrated to pick up the injury, so yeah I really want to get back, work hard and try and get back in the team."
The No7 has been sorely missed with manager Sam Allardyce specifically naming his absence as a big blow. Speaking about his injury, Jarvis's frustration is clear: "I'm gutted I'm injured, I can't believe it. I did all pre-season and then missed all the games. I'm really looking forward to getting back. So if he (Sam Allardyce) is pleased I'm on the way back, I'm delighted."
Jarvis's return comes at a crucial times for the Hammers as they face Hull City away, Liverpool at home and then Manchester United away in three tough fixtures.
"You always relish the big games. They are the games you want to play in, to play against some of the best players in the world. So, I'm really looking forward to the big games. I'll hopefully be back, fit and playing."
Jarvis is not the only player coming back from injury, as on-loan right back Carl Jenkinson and James Collins should also be in contention for the game at the KC stadium.
Additionally, new signings Alex Song and Morgan Amalfitano could both make their West Ham debuts.
Speaking about the nine new signings the Hammers have made in a busy summer, Jarvis said: "We've brought in a lot of quality to the squad. Nine signings, that's a lot and they've all integrated really well so far and we are all really looking forward to the season."
When asked about the added competition for places the new signings will create, Jarvis responded positively: "It is always a good thing. When a player comes in to your position it makes you work harder, it makes the team stronger."
Last season Jarvis made 34 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals. Talking of his personal ambitions for the season, he added that he hopes to add get involved in more goals across the board: "My aim is to score a few more than I did last year, a few more assists for other players."
West Ham will face Hull City on Monday 15 September, with kick-off at the KC Stadium at 8pm. To purchase tickets, click here.