Cammy Smith is ready to play his part in taking Dundee United back to the Premiership.
The 23-year-old returned to the starting line-up against Morton on Saturday after several weeks out through injury.
There were flashes of quality from the former Aberdeen and St Mirren man and he is hoping there is still time for him to make his mark as he seeks back-to-back promotions.
“Personally, I’m glad to get my first game in six weeks after my injury,” said Smith. “I felt as good as I could be and felt I did OK.
“Now it’s about gearing up for the play-offs.
“I had a tendon tear in my hamstring but I’ve also had an ongoing hernia problem so I managed to get that fixed at the same time and do two at once.
“It’s been frustrating and I’ve had to be patient. I’ve work hard with the physios, who have been brilliant, and I need to keep pushing now.
“It was good to play on Saturday but I need to kick on again.
“The team has been doing well (without him) but I’ve still felt part of it.
“I’ve had to be a bit selfish and concentrate on myself over these last few weeks and get myself right so I can be as good as I can be for the play-offs.”
Smith added: “We’ve got good quality in the squad. There’s competition so if you’re not at it, there will be somebody else to come in.
“We have good options in attacking positions – it’s the same all over the pitch.
“We need to turn up and be at it in the play-offs to get the results we want.
“With the way the manager works, we’ll be ready and raring to go when the play-offs start.”
United will face either Ayr or Inverness next week on the back of a defeat but Smith played down the significance of the Cappielow result.
“We wanted to beat Morton and carry momentum into the play-offs but the manager made a few changes,” he reflected.
“It would have been nice to get the win at Morton but we move on to next week.
“They are the be all and end all.”