FOREST Green midfielder Dayle Grubb says he can't wait to get back on the pitch after returning from a knee injury.

The winger scored a free-kick in a 4-1 Central League fixture against Cheltenham Town in mid-week and looks set to make his league return against Lincoln City tomorrow.

Grubb is desperate to get back on the field but also revealed he's benefitted from his injury lay-off and turned it into a positive.

"I can't wait to get back on the field and play some competitive football," said Grubb.

"It was a big disappointment, it was quite an innocuous injury and we didn't really know what it was and didn't think it was too serious but I had a scan and it turned out to be a grade two ligament tear which is not ideal and something I've had before but it gave me another opportunity to go away and strengthen other parts of my body and fitness.

"I've been able to do a lot of cycling work and worked on my strengthening and flexibility so hopefully I'll be better when I come back in.

"There's no point getting down and depressed about it, you've got to try and make the most out of bad situation."

Grubb has been watching from the sidelines and has seen a mixed bag of result since his last appearance on New Year's Day.

The 27-year-old used his time watching from the stands to learn and feels watching from afar can sometimes help.

"You get a better gage of what the game is like when you're watching on the sidelines," explained Grubb.

"When you’re involved in it, you get a bit blinded by certain situations and you just focus on what you do but when you’re on the side you can look at a bit more stuff and a bit more of an understanding of what you need to do when you get back into the team."

Grubb feels the mood in the camp is still positive despite defeat to Mansfield which means Rovers have lost three of their last four and insists they are relishing the challenge of Lincoln and is keen to regain some momentum.

"I don't think the mood's dampened since the Mansfield result, we knew we had big games coming up," he said.

"We look forward to these games against the teams at the top, it's a good opportunity to test ourselves against Lincoln who we've had some tight games with in the past. We played really well against them earlier in the season and we were on the end of an unfortunate result so hopefully all the lads are up for it this weekend and put on a good show for the home fans.

"It's vitally important to get something from the game to build some momentum going into the next few games. We're under no illusions, it's going to be a tough game but every in this league is tough in different ways so we've got to pay respect to them but also do what we do well and hopefully we'll get a positive result.