Calum Elliot is hoping that his injury problems are finally behind him after admitting that he hasn’t felt fully fit for a year.
The Raith Rovers striker has not managed to score a league goal in 2014 although he did find the net twice against Forfar in the Challenge Cup in July.
Since then, the 27-year-old has missed chunks of the season with a foot injury but he completed his second full match in a row in the 1-0 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle on Saturday.
“It’s been disappointing,” Elliot told the Press.
“It’s probably the first time since the Forfar game that I’ve felt injury free.
“I possibly shouldn’t have played against Linlithgow because I got a knock in training on the Thursday, but I thought it would be good to get the 90 minutes.
“On Saturday I felt a lot better and hopefully I’ll get the chance next week to show what I can do.”
Elliot is now just desperate to get his season properly up and running.
“That’s all I can ask for - to be injury free,” he said.
“It’s been probably a year that it’s not been enjoyable in terms of playing with injuries, which is never nice.
“I’ve just got to work hard in training and maintain a level of performance that keeps me in the team.”
Elliot was speaking after Saturday’s defeat at Tynecastle.
He added: “I thought we put on a better performance than last Saturday, which was important, because I felt we let ourselves down, despite the result.”