A hamstring injury picked up in pre-season ruled the Republic of Ireland international out of the Tigers’ opening two Barclays Premier League games with a first run-out of the season coming from the bench in the defeat at Manchester City last time out.
That 20-minute taste of the top flight has left Quinn desperate for more and he is now keen to make up for lost time.
“I don’t get injured very often, touch wood, and I was fed up with the gym so I just worked extra hard to get fit again,” said Quinn.
“It’s a big season and I’m glad I can look forward now. I’ve been training hard for the last couple of weeks to get my hamstring strong and as well as the minutes at Manchester City I played 60 minutes for the reserves in a behind-closed-doors game last week.
“I’d like to thank the physios actually because they’ve been exceptional in getting me back after only three weeks. They said at first that I’d be out for around six weeks, but they’ve worked really hard with me and I can’t thank them enough.
“I’m feeling good, fighting fit and hopefully I’m in with a chance for Saturday. It felt great to be back amongst the lads against Manchester City, although it was unfortunate that I got on because Sone Aluko picked up an injury.”
Having watched the majority of the Tigers’ opening three games from the sidelines, Quinn is in as good a position as anybody to reflect on performances so far and he feels that fans should be encouraged by what they’ve seen and knows he faces a tough task to get back into the starting eleven.
“The new lads are gelling well, even though we had a couple who didn’t sign until late on,” added Quinn.
“The international break has also helped with that and they’ve taken on board what we’re trying to do.
“Hopefully we can string a few results together now. We’ve got a much stronger squad than last season and the lads have put in two great performances against Norwich and Manchester City.
“I’ve got to work hard now to try and get into the gaffer’s plans. It’s about working hard in training and seeing where we go.”