MILLWALL winger James Henry insists he is fully fit to play 90 minutes against Wigan at Wembley on Saturday if called upon.
Henry returned from a knee ligament injury with a 35-minute cameo against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek and says he feels in tip-top shape ahead of the FA Cup semi-final with the Latics.
"It was really important that I got some game time on Tuesday night and I'm feeling really good," he said. "I feel 100 per cent. I don't feel like I've lost any fitness really.
"It might have been different had my injury been at the start of the season but I have already played 35-odd games. I missed four weeks but I've already been outside and running for two of those.
"I haven't lost too much fitness and that's important mentally for me. It was a race against time and it was one of those where I might make it, I might not. Luckily I've managed to recover just in time."
Henry had been told his season was over after being stretchered off against Leeds United in March and owes his speedy recovery to the club's physiotherapist Bobby Bacic.
"At the start I had a lot of rest because my knee was in a brace," Henry said. "I was just sitting down, watching TV and eating. I went to Cyrpus for three days but then it was straight back to work.
"I was running most days during my rehab and doing strengthening programmes. Bobby has done a fantastic job and it feels great to be back.
"I'd prepared myself for the fact that I'd miss the rest of the year so this was the luck I needed. This has probably been my most consistent season to date and hopefully I can pick up where I left off."
Henry attributes his impressive form to the influence of boss Kenny Jackett, who the winger believes could manage at the top level in the future.
"Kenny has been fantastic," Henry said. "He has given me a lot of freedom, worked on the defensive side of my game and on my fitness as well.
"There are some massive teams in the Championship now and sometimes it is nice to go under the radar. I am sure he would be happy with that.
"But I don't see why he couldn't manage in the Premier League – he's done a fantastic job at Millwall and I think he could go to most clubs and do a good job."
Arguably Jackett's greatest achievement at The Den would be to lead the club to an FA Cup final, but Henry admits that will be no easy task against Wigan.
He said: "We are under no false illusions – we know it is going to be a tough game because they can beat any top Premier League team on their day. But we are going to put everything into it.
"Jean Beausejour gets a lot of their play going and Arouna Kone runs the channels well. We've done our homework on Wigan but we'll try to impose ourselves as well.
"The FA Cup is a massive platform – you can see by the media attention how big a competition it is. It's probably the biggest cup competition in the world."