Karim Matmour says he is making progress with every Huddersfield Town training session.
The Algerian international is eyeing a second start in Saturday’s Championship clash at Preston North End.
Matmour made his full debut in the 3-2 home defeat by Cardiff City after playing the second half of the 2-1 loss at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Before that, the 30-year-old Frenchman hadn’t played competitively since leaving Kuwait club Al-Arabi in October.
“Those minutes on the pitch are very important for me,” said Matmour, one of two transfer-window signings alongside Brighton loanee Elvis Manu.
“I feel good and fit and I am getting sharper, both through games and training.
“And I am also learning the qualities of my teammates and their mentality.
“This will help me and hopefully the team as well.”
Head coach David Wagner said: “I am pleased with Karim’s progress.
“We saw against Cardiff that after 70 minutes or so, he lost a little bit of his power.
“But up until then, he gave us something positive and created some good moments.
“He has shown he can help us.”
Wagner further added to his forward options by bringing in winger Elvis Manu on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion on deadline day.
He also recalled striker Jordy Hiwula from his loan at Wigan Athletic.
Hiwula could also go straight into the squad for the trip to Preston, who are three places and four points above Town in the Championship table.