Defender wants to make up for lost time, with eight games remaining of the season.
Southend United defender Adam Barrett says it's been a frustrating last few weeks, but is intending on making a big impact for the next eight games of the regular Sky Bet League Two campaign.
Barrett returned to Roots Hall in January after leaving Gillingham, but has been restricted to just one start and one substitute appearance during his second spell at Blues.
However, with Luke Prosser likely to miss the game against Bury on Saturday, a position at the heart of the Blues defence is available, and Barrett wants to take the chance – if selected.
“I came back here just after Christmas and after the first week, I've been fit and ready,” the Blues legend said.
“It's been frustrating and difficult being sat in the stands. I came back to play, make a difference and help the team. Before coming here I hadn't missed a league game in three years.
“It's been tough – it's not something I'm used to – but I've kept coming in and working hard, and being as professional as I can.
“Coming back to a Club where I had so many great years, I really had the fire in my belly. The boss makes the decisions though, and I respect that. I have no problems fighting for my place.
“I didn't come back here to put my feet up, and it has been frustrating, to be honest.”
Blues head to Bury on the back of a disappointing draw at home to Cambridge United, but Barrett believes the team is capable of taking the three points away from the Shakers.
“It's great to put the shirt back on again. The Luton vs. Wycombe result didn't help our cause but we have to stick at it.
“They're doing very well, they've had a good season and it's a tough place to go. We have to be resolute, strong and stick together.
“We're good enough to go up there and get the three points. We still have everything to pay for and we go there confident about getting a result.”