Jay Tabb has tipped Coventry City to revive their promotion prospects after a series of poor results.
The midfield player started his first match for six weeks when he was named in the starting line-up for the match against Derby County last Saturday but the defeat ensured that he could not celebrate.
But he is optimistic of victory when Coventry play at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
"It's always frustrating when you're on the sidelines but I understand the reasons behind it," Tabb said. "The manager is picking the team and whatever decision he makes is the right one.
"I was delighted to start against Derby and it would be nice to get a run of games but if I'm not playing this week I'll have to train harder to try to get back into the team. It would obviously be nice to get a run of games to try to get my match fitness up.
"I felt quite lively in the first half but I faded a bit in the second. I didn't really get into the game as much and that could be down to me not getting on the ball or it could be a lack of fitness or it could be any number of reasons. I'll dust myself down and look to put in an improved performance the next time I play.
"It's vital that we bounce back on Saturday after losing three matches. Every player has been in this situation before and the fans have as well, I'm sure. It hurts at this moment in time but sometimes you've just got to step away and look at the bigger picture.
"We're not playing great but there were positives to take out of the game last week. We were all bitterly disappointed with the result because we started off so well, apart from the fact that we went 1-0 down."