Forward Alex Kiwomya has thanked Rovers for their support during his early season illness that could have ended his career.
Kiwomya suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome in pre-season which kept him out of the Rovers side for six months, and the former Chelsea man is targeting more minutes on his return to first-team action.
“It’s about playing now for me, I am glad to be back fit and it has been a long road to get back to this point, it was difficult for me in the early stages not knowing if I would actually come back,” he said.
“The guys here have been amazing from the players to the staff, the physio has helped me massively over the past few months, working 1-2-1 with me and that progressed me a lot quicker.
“When I was in hospital all the lads texted me to see if I was keeping okay, so that was really supportive to know that they were behind me, especially as I had one training session with them.”
The striker made his return to professional football in the 2-2 draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park in Sky Bet League One, and Kiwomya says that it was a special moment in his career.
“I am so happy to be back out on the pitch playing football, I thought I would have forgotten how to play I was away for so long, but to make my debut against Portsmouth was something special,” he added.
“I took a picture of the shirt in the dressing room at Portsmouth as I didn’t ever expect to see it hanging up there, and hopefully I can play a part in the run in.
“The away fans that day were so supportive, and even at home against Charlton to get that goal in the last minute was a great feeling for everyone.”
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