Brandon Fleming spoke of how happy he is to be back out on the pitch following his return from injury.
The full-back played 70 minutes for the Under-23s in their 4-3 victory over Peterborough United in the Professional Development League.
“I’ve just come back from 10 weeks out so to play 70 minutes was great,” said Fleming.
“Before this year, I have never been injured in my career and I’ve had two injuries this year with both of them keeping me out for 10 weeks.
“The second time was a lot easier to deal with mentally, because I’ve been through it earlier on in the year, but obviously it was still frustrating none the less.
“It’s always tough. I was in a knee brace and watching the lads playing games, training on the grass and being in the gym and I couldn’t really do much. It was a frustrating time, but I got through this game really well and I’m feeling good.”
Fleming was replaced by Jake Leake in the second half as a brace from Tyler Smith and strikes from Matt Smith and Randell Williams helped the Tigers edge out a seven-goal thriller.
“It’s always nice to get a win,” added Fleming.
“I thought at times we showed real quality and that the lads did well. Obviously, we’re disappointed to concede a few goals the way we did, but I thought Peterborough were a decent side to play against.
“Technically, they moved the ball well and they broke through and passed through our lines really well. It was probably a good game for the neutrals, but the main thing was we came out on top in the end.”