Danny Andrew has thanked everyone involved with the club for the support they gave him during his long road to recovery.
The left-back returned from a knee injury to play his first 45 minutes since August for Rovers Development side on Tuesday, and says he has been helped a lot by the staff at the club in the past eight months.
He said: "When I suffered the injury I didn't expect to play again this season, I thought I might get a bit of training in, but full credit must go to the medical staff for the work they've done to get me back so soon.
"It's been a long road, playing 45 minutes was the next stage of my rehabilitation so it's good to come through it. The pitch was quite bobbly so it's tested my knee when I was twisting and turning.
"Nothing much has been said just yet about playing for the first-team and I think that is probably to keep my feet on the ground, I've seen a couple of things on social media with the gaffer saying he would try and get me minutes."
Andrew says that although the injury left him feeling down initially, it has improved him as a person after spending plenty of time with his young family during his time out of the side.
He added: "It's been good in the sense that not going on the away trips has allowed me to spend some time with the family at weekends and appreciate the time I've had with them, but it was still frustrating watching Soccer Saturday and not being involved with the lads.
"All the tests can show that the knee is fine but if your head isn't right then it's tough to come back, doing the basics right help to re-assure the mind and everything is fine again.
"It changes you as a person and makes you appreciate what you're doing for a living everyday, and now I just take everyday as it comes and just keep doing what I'm doing."
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