Defender Fabio is set for a return from injury for Cardiff City's Championship game at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The Brazilian international full-back, 25, has been sidelined since sustaining a foot injury in the goalless draw at Ipswich Town on 31 October.
A scan revealed ligament damage which kept the former Manchester United player out for over a month.
''I can't wait to be back, actually. I really want to help," Fabio said.
'I trained this morning and I think I will be available. I don't know if I will start or play for long, but to be available will be good.''
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Fabio, who joined from United in January 2014, had been having his most consistent spell with the Bluebirds when injury struck.
''It was very frustrating. I was playing good and playing every game.," he added.
"But I am recovered now and want to be back on the pitch.
''The boys and the staff have helped me a lot. I have worked hard to get back as quickly as possible and I think it is quicker than everyone had thought.''
Fabio watched Saturday's 2-2 draw with Burnley, who hit back with two goals in the dying minutes to earn a point.
But with Cardiff just two points away from the top six, Fabio said: ''I am confident with this team we can make the play-offs.''