Toyosi Olusanya is looking to enjoy “a statement season” at St Mirren after eventually getting up and running at the Paisley club.
The 25-year-old forward joined the Buddies on a two-year deal from Middlesbrough last summer but he was hampered by injuries before a loan spell at Championship side Arbroath.
Olusanya returned from pre-season in fine fettle and, as he enters the final year of his contract, has scored twice in seven appearances for Saints so far.
Ahead of the cinch Premiership game against Aberdeen on Sunday, the Englishman said: “This is a statement season for me.
“Being on my last year here and the age I am I feel that it’s time for me to knuckle down and show people what I know I can do.
“For me, first and foremost, don’t get injured. Have a season where I can play 20- 30 games without injury. It has been a number of years since I’ve done that.
“Also, just show people what I can do. When I spoke to the gaffer he says we can see what you can do, but it is about showing other people what you can do.
“He feels that there have been times when injuries have held me back or I have done things which have got me success, then I have reverted back to things that don’t help me get success.
“It is about being consistent throughout, really.
“The past couple of seasons I have had injuries, almost as an excuse, but now I feel I am not going to get injured. I’m injury free, I’m in a good head space and I want to prove to myself I can do it.
“I feel very confident and I’m building day in and day out, and I am keeping positive.”
Stephen Robinson’s side have won six in a row after losing their opening Viaplay Cup game against Montrose, and Olusanya confirmed spirits are high.
He said: “It was mentioned after the (Motherwell) game on Saturday and it is a big deal but there is a lot more games to come.
“When you see how we are every day in training, in pre-season, all the boys are willing to work hard for each other so I’m not surprised at all.
“When you come in every day, everyone is positive and willing to work hard and keep improving. Sunday is a big game but we are not fazed by anyone.”