LIAM Trotter is confident of playing more league games this season than ever before after overcoming his first injury hiccup of the year.
Trotter was passed fit to face former side Ipswich Town last weekend after a two-week lay-off and is now looking to put together an extended run in the side.
The midfielder told NewsAtDen: "I had a small hamstring tear and if I hadn't made the Ipswich game the physio would have been in trouble!
"I've had these several times since I've been here and I've never been out for more than two weeks. I wasn't rushed back.
"People have suggested I get injuries because of my posture, but I don't think it's that. If we knew what it was, we would stop it.
"Up until the Blackburn game I had played every single minute of every single game and trained in every single session.
"It could be that I'm an explosive and powerful player and that I'm more prone to getting these niggles. But this season I've been on top of it.
"If I can go another 18-straight games without an injury, like I did from the start of this season, then we'll be towards the end of the season.
"I'm looking to play at least 35 games, which is how many I've played over the last two season."