Luke McCullough says it is nice to feel like a footballer again as he nears his return to first team action.
The midfielder is yet to play this season, but is now fully fit and looking to be involved in the matchday squad for the trip to Portsmouth this weekend.
He said: "It's nice to be back training with the lads, it's been tough for me but sometimes it doesn't feel that long since I was playing at the end of last season.
"Psychologically this injury was tough because I kept getting setbacks, with my knee injury I knew straight away it was going to be a long one so I learned to deal with that better.
"I've spoken to the psychologist at the club a few times and the rest of the staff have been really good with me, you have to be strong for yourself and those around you."
The 23-year-old has been supportive of the team from the sidelines, during his absence in the first part of the 2017/18 campaign.
He said: "I've been coming to every home game and the odd away one too, I like to come and support the lads whichever way I can. You feel out of the loop when you're not playing but I try to stay involved.
"I haven't been myself with my family while I've been injured because I'm not doing my job, when you're injured it's tough to switch off from it.
"I'll need to play a handful of games before I feel match fit again, I've played in a few development games which have improved my fitness to where it needs to be."
Rovers return to the Keepmoat Stadium against Charlton Athletic on Saturday February 10. Purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk