Robbie Brady's return to the Burnley starting eleven offers a timely boost to Ireland manager Mick McCarthy ahead of November's must-win clash against Denmark.
And the versatile midfielder admitted that he was "over the moon" to be back to full fitness following an injury-affected start to the season.
The Dubliner suffered a fractured rib ahead of the current Premier League campaign and started his first game of the season in Burnley's 2-1 defeat to Leicester.
"I was over the moon to be back in the starting XI," said Brady.
"It's been a bit disappointing with the freak injury I got in pre-season, which wasn’t ideal.
"Just getting back to the level where I feel I’m at now has been good. I enjoyed being back out there and as a team I think we did well."
Brady joined fellow Ireland international Jeff Hendrick in the starting side on Saturday and played 65 minutes before being replaced by Aaron Lennon.
Burnley were perhaps unlucky not to secure a point in the game against a high-flying Leicester side, as they were denied a late equaliser, which was ruled out by VAR.
"When decisions go upstairs like that and they're made it’s awful to be on the bad side of it," said Brady.