Iron midfielder Levi Sutton was relieved to return to first team action against Leicester City Under-21s in the Leasing.com Trophy on Tuesday evening.
He told iFollow Iron: “I’ve not had the greatest start to the season with injuries so to finally get 90 minutes was good. It’s been a long time coming. My last game was on Good Friday.
“Hopefully, I can push on now and start making first team game squads.”
He “tested” his injury against a young Foxes side as the Iron lost out on penalties in the cup competition.
Sutton said: “In the game the other night, I was going full into tackles to test it and not playing half measured. It was a steady performance. They had a good, young side out.”
The 22-year-old believes he is on the mend after two spells on the sideline and starting to get the rub of the green.
“I did a lot over the summer – too much in a way – and ended up coming back injured. I played in the Bottesford pre-season game and got another injury. I’ve had no luck,” he explained.
He was keen to make an impression on Paul Hurst when the manager took the reins in the summer but hopes to be in his plans for the remainder of the campaign.
He said: “At the start of the season when there’s a new manager in, you want to impress.
“I know there’s more to come from me. In a few more games, I’ll be up to speed with everyone else. All I can do is get my fitness back and the match sharpness.
“You want to be involved in a league game and help the team. We haven’t had the best start to the season and that’s all I want to do.”
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