Rotherham United winger Kieran Sadlier admitted it was a joy to be back on the pitch again, after making his long awaited first team return at the weekend.
After over three months out of action following an ankle injury he sustained against Preston North End at the start of November last year, Sadlier came on as a second half substitute against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.
And the winger stressed he’s now looking to put a frustrating time behind him.
“It was a long time coming, it has been a bit of a frustrating time for me, but it felt great to be back. I got out there and all I wanted to do was run around the place and play a game situation,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk.
“It has been over three months since I last played and I haven’t had any warm-up games or anything.
“I haven’t been able to train that much because of the weather and the impact they’ve had on the pitches.
“I can’t train on AstroTurf for quite a while following my operation, so I’ve just been in the gym for the most of the time.
“It was just relief, mixed with joy to play again.”
The Millers have performed well in recent weeks, without getting the results their performances have merited.
However, ahead of tonight’s clash with Nottingham Forest at AESSEAL New York Stadium, Sadlier believes there’s no reason why the team can’t start to turn positive displays into results.
“We’ve got a big squad and a good one at that. I think that we have every chance of staying up. It is a strange league, and everyone can beat everyone. Some of the results at the weekend are a huge example of that, there were some crazy scores.
“We have just played top of the league and did well. In the first half, we weren’t at our best but in the second we responded really well and could have scored ourselves.
“We’ve got some big games coming up, starting tonight and we need to get some wins on the board to get the consistency going.
“The boys have got some really good results in the past few weeks and there’s no reason why we can’t hit those levels again.”