Jimmy Bullard is determined to force his way back into the Town first-team and 'prove himself' again.
The midfielder picked up the Supporters' Player of the Year award last season but has not started for Blues since November.
A virus and a recent sinus condition have hindered his progress, along with a two week suspension after turning up late for training following a night out but Jimmy is desperate to get back out on the pitch and show the form that lit up Portman Road last term.
Speaking in a revealing and in-depth interview in Saturday's matchday programme, the former Wigan and Fulham player says: "I do feel as if I've got something to prove.
"This season hasn't worked out as I would have liked it to and I'm itching to get back in. I want to get out there and show everybody what I can do.
"I'm one of these players who hates not being involved and being out of the side has been tough to take. The boys have been flying since January so it's been hard to get back in, but fair play to them they are doing the business.
"The worse thing for me is watching rather than playing on a Saturday afternoon, it's a real killer."
You can read the full interview with Jimmy in Saturday's programme in which he reveals the medical condition that's affecting his game; why the 'lunatics' at West Ham prove Harry Redknapp's the right man for England and why the future is bright for Town. He also has an apology for the Blues' fans.
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