Andre Boucaud was delighted to pull on the black and white stripes of Notts County again, after fearing that he had played his last game for the club.
An ankle injury picked up in the team’s 1-0 win over Swindon Town last month looked set to put the midfielder out of action for up to eight weeks.
Had that been the case, the on-loan Luton man would not have played for the Magpies again during his loan spell.
Negotiations to bring the 28-year-old to the club on a permanent basis are expected to take place later this month and he is eager to keep on proving that he is worth keeping at Meadow Lane.
Although disappointed with Saturday’s loss to promotion rivals Brentford, Boucaud was happy to be in the thick of the action.
“When I first twisted my ankle, they thought it was six to eight weeks and I’ve managed to come back in three weeks,” he told Magpie Player.
“I think I’ve only trained one or two days and that’s why after 60 minutes the gaffer said he’ll bring me off.
“In the first half I was okay, it was when I came out in the second half that my ankle stiffened up a bit but that was expected.
“I was just happy to get back out there and perform really.”
He continued: “I’m happy that I’m back now and that the gaffer’s put me back in the team, so I’m going to keep my head down and keep working hard.
“I just want to play in every game and give it my best shot, then hopefully when it gets around to January something can happen.”
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