Stefan Scougall is delighted to be nearing full fitness after a troublesome knee injury hampered his progress at the start of the season.
Speaking after a cameo appearance at Colchester and 45 minutes for the U21s against Sheffield Wednesday, the Scotsman remarked:
"I am feel fit and strong and now finally I can concentrate on football rather than worrying about my fitness.
"It has been a frustrating start for me personally, but thankfully the team have picked up some excellent results of late."
Scougall now hopes to play a big part in extending United's current unbeaten run of six matches in all competitions and he is expected to be in contention for a start at Swindon Town on Saturday.
The former Livingston man added: "After losing the first two league matches we have responded well and we are there or thereabouts in the top six which is where we wanted to be after the first two or three months of the season.
"Hopefully our best form is yet to come, we are certainly moving in the right direction, so once everything settles down and the league table really starts to take shape over Christmas we will be ideally placed to mount our challenge because other teams will be aware of how strongly we finished last season.
"I am just glad to be back and if the Gaffer decides I am ready for a start at the weekend then that would be fantastic."