Gareth Seddon wants to make up for lost time after his ‘infuriating’ spell on the sidelines.
Seddon’s last appearance came in the 3-3 home draw with Lincoln City on December 21 with the 33-year-old being sent off in the first half.
He picked up a three match ban for his clash with Imps’ full back Tom Miller but has now missed the last six games.
Seddon injured his thigh in a 2-0 behind closed doors win over Welsh Premier League side Rhyl on January 11 meaning he has yet to feature under new manager Steve Burr.
"It feels like a long time and I was trying to work my way into the squad for Forest Green,” said the Manchester-based frontman.
“I was saying that I could have played the last 15 minutes off the bench but to be fair I hadn't trained so I couldn't really be involved.”
Following the win over Rhyl, Seddon left the Swansway Chester Stadium on crutches and feared he would be out for a long period.
But he has recovered quicker than expected and hopes to be named on the bench for the visit of Welling on Saturday (3pm).
“I have been running on it and it’s not too bad,” said the experienced striker, who is the Blues’ leading scorer this season.
"I think it was a pulled thigh muscle. At first we feared it was a tear because I heard a pop when it went.
“It hurt a lot but it’s healed quicker than we thought it would and I’m itching to get back out there.”
Seddon saw red for lashing out at Miller but maintains he did not make any contact with the Lincoln man.
Miller did not endear himself to the home fans with his histrionics and Seddon believes that contributed to his dismissal.
“It's creeping into the game and I would never do that,” he said..
“I'm the other end of the scale and if I'm hurt then I try not to show it because I don't want the opposition to know.
“But then you have other players who are feigning injuries and throwing themselves about on the floor.
"I have watched the DVD and I don't actually touch the lad.
"I was a bit physical with him but there was no contact with his head and he went down holding his face so it was disappointing.”
Seddon has found it hard not being able to contribute to the Blues’ survival fight and has backed Burr – who said he had tried to sign Seddon on several occasions with his previous clubs- to keep them up this season.
“I don't really watch football on the television and I find it really infuriating watching from the side,” said the ex-Fleetwood Town man.
"I've known Steve for a long time and I think he did try to sign me when I was younger.
"He was the assistant manager when I was involved in the England C team and I think we have always had a mutual respect.
"He's a great coach and his training sessions are brilliant. His man management is excellent and he knows how to make you feel like a good player even if you are playing rubbish.
"There is nothing more we want than to stay in this league and that's why I'm so eager to get back as soon as I can.”