Notts County striker Jimmy Spencer was delighted to have made his return to competitive action in the Sky Bet League 1 game away to MK Dons on Saturday...
Having missed the whole season with a serious knee injury, Spencer returned to action as a 70th minute substitute in the game at stadiummk, with his parried shot setting up Elliott Whitehouse for Notts’ only goal of the game in a disappointing and somewhat harsh 4-1 defeat.
“It felt great, it felt absolutely brilliant,” Spencer said after the game. “It’s been a long seven, eight, nine months, so it’s great to get back out there. It’s unexpected, I thought I’d be out until next season.
“We were all expecting next season definitely, but we’ve worked hard, I’ve been working hard, I’ve been pushing to be back this season and it feels good to be back out there,” he added.
“The medical staff have been absolutely brilliant. I’ve pushed them myself, I’ve said I want to push on, I want to kick on, I want to move things quickly without being stupid, without pushing too much, but they’ve accepted everything I want and that’s why we’re here now.”
The striker revealed that Manager Shaun Derry had asked him on Friday if he felt ready to step back into the breach this weekend and he was delighted to be able to confirm that he was.
“Yesterday before training he pulled me, he asked me if I’m ready physically and mentally and I said definitely I’m up for it,” he continued. “No more than 20 minutes, but yeah I felt ready, it felt good to be out there, get a couple of touches, it’s a shame about the result, but we’ve got to go again on Saturday.”
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