United midfielder raring to go...
Neil Kilkenny returned to the club this week bristling with excitement after the experience of the Asia Cup.
Killa was recalled to the Australian squad for the first time since 2008, and he figured in four of the Socceroos six matches as Australia reached the final of the competition.
The Aussies were beaten 1-0 by Japan in the final last weekend, but Killa says he was determined to draw on the experience of being involved in the tournament and he enjoyed every minute.
"I knew they had a settled team and I was a part of the squad," he explained.
"The manager had a settled team and his substitutes, but he gave me a bit of chance. He'd said 'come along and we'll see how good you are' and I felt I did well.
"I was involved in four of the six games and I really, really enjoyed it.
"Obviously it was disappointing to lose in the final, but it's one of those things. We were happy we got there, but we wanted to win it.
"You have to move on, though, and I'm back here now and looking forward to the rest of the season."
Killa was a near ever present in the United starting line-up until his departure to Qatar for the Asia Cup at the start of January.
He missed five games while away on international duty, but returned to the bench at Hull on Tuesday and is now hoping to push for a return to the starting line-up.
"I've missed playing 90 minutes, but I had a decision to make," he said.
"I went away, enjoyed it, and now I'm back here and I'm looking forward to being involved on Saturday.
"My next step is to play as regularly as possible here and if I can do that, hopefully I'll be involved in the squads again.
"My main priority now is to get back in the team here and do well."