Last Updated: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:04
West Ham star Jack Collison says he is finally over the successive injury problems that have blighted him in the past few years.
A niggling knee injury has been the problem for the midfielder and has kept him out of his national side and for the Hammers on countless occasions since 2009.
He has been back fit since December and he is set to play for Wales for the first time in almost a year against Austria on Wednesday.
Collison said: "It's been great to be back out on the pitch because it's been a bit of a long time once again.
"It's been frustrating after playing almost the whole of last season and then watching the boys play in the Premier League week in, week out against the best teams.
"It's good to be back and I've had some good games since then. I'm looking to build on those now and prove myself again.
"To be honest, the knee feels better than it has done in about three years, which is obviously good."
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