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7 April 2015

Dave Syers was delighted that his return from injury coincided with a huge three points for the Iron on Good Friday.

The midfielder made his first appearance since suffering a knee injury on the opening day against Peterborough United, and it turned out to be a great day all round for the 27-year-old.

"Everyone involved with the club and everyone that turned up on Friday will be relieved with the three points," said Syers.

"If you look at the way we played and the performance that we put in, we thoroughly deserved the three points and it could’ve been more than 2-0 so from that point of view,"

Syers received a terrific ovation from the Glanford Park crowd when he replaced Gary McSheffrey with five minutes to go against the Posh, and said that that the reception he received throughout the afternoon was fantastic to hear.   

He said: "It wasn’t just the moment I came onto the pitch; I got a great ovation while I was warming up down the touchline too.

"When you’re warming up and don’t know you’re going come on, it’s reassuring to hear that the fans behind you are just wishing you well and, after being out for so long, are pleased to see you back. It gives you a great confidence boost knowing that everyone is behind you ready to get back out there.

"I didn’t know whether I was going to get on but the gaffer sent me on with a few minutes to go, and it was really pleasing to get back out there and finish the match on the pitch with three points."

Asked how difficult it has been to watch from the sidelines all season, Syers said that it has been a case of having to try and distance himself from the matches a bit.

"It’s been tough because it’s been so long," said Syers.

"When you find out how bad the injury is and how long it’s going to be, you’ve got to try and switch off and detach yourself from the games.

"You can’t watch them thinking that if I was out there, I would’ve done this because it makes that seven or eight months feel like three years.

"So I’ve switched that off, got my head down, done my rehab and it’s only in the last few weeks when I’ve been rejoining training on a daily basis that I’ve started thinking that it’s not going to be long."

Syers also added that as much as it is great to be back, it is going to take time for him to get back to his best and that being able to make his return in a team that looked so confident throughout definitely helped matters on Friday.

Looking ahead to the match against MK Dons on Tuesday night, Syers believes that Friday’s result will give the team a big injection of belief heading into the fixture against the third placed side.  

He said: "It’s hard to really understate how important this result was going into this run of fixtures.

"We’ve got to be realistic, it’s a tough fixture away at MK Dons, they’re a good team and they’ve done well all season but when we played them here, we got a point off them and it could’ve been more.

"So, with this result before going into that game, we are probably as confident as we can be now and there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t get something out of that game.

"We were on a great run before the winless run kicked in so let’s see if we can get back on a good run and keep picking up points off the fixtures that we’ve got left."

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