Cambridge United defender Greg Taylor vowed to grab each alternative “with each fingers” after returning to the sphere after a yr on the sidelines.
The 32-year-old center-back broke his ankle in opposition to Plymouth in August 2021.
However he returned to the beginning lineup on Tuesday as U’s beat the Millwall championship membership 1-0 within the Carabao Cup.
“Now I am behind me and I am unable to wait and hope to have a bit extra enjoying time to point out what I can do,” Cambridgeshire instructed BBC Radio.
“Being again out there’s one of the best feeling. You might be cautious of getting back from a long-term damage, however I really feel match and able to go.
“It has been robust, however I’ve had unbelievable assist from the proprietor, administrators, employees, followers and gamers that I am so grateful for.”
Regardless of the damage, Taylor remained an integral a part of the squad final season, typically touring away, and was honored in Might with a brand new contract for the present season.
“It’s all the time tough when you’re excluded or injured and I’ve solely tried to make a optimistic impression in any method attainable, within the locker room, by attempting to offer phrases of recommendation,” he stated.
United gained each video games at first of 2022-23, having beat MK Dons 1-0 Saturday within the opening spherical of League One.
Taylor’s return, together with the current signing of Zeno Ibsen Rossi, was one in every of 9 modifications made by supervisor Mark Bonner in opposition to Millwall, as Liam O’Neil’s purpose earned him a second-round spot.
“I assumed he did very well. He hasn’t been right here for too lengthy, however you possibly can inform he needs to play proper. He settled in brilliantly,” added Taylor.
“Everyone seems to be in turmoil and it’s actually necessary to have the successful mentality within the group. We simply wish to try to proceed like this.”
One other summer season signing, full-back Brandon Haunstrup, will likely be evaluated after struggling a shoulder damage in opposition to Lions.