Walsall defender Dan Scarr was pleased to make his return from injury on Tuesday night.
The 26-year-old stepped off the bench against Salford City to feature for the first time in just over five weeks.
Scarr admitted that he missed being involved with the group during training and on away trips but he’s now focused on helping the team for the final three games of the season after making his comeback.
“It was nice to be back,” he said.
“When you get injured, you get that dread feeling, especially being so close to the end of the season so I wanted to push so I could get back, get in with the lads, muck in and get in the last few games. It was good to be back out there with them, it felt like a long five weeks but it was good to be back.
“You miss it. You have that bit of banter before training and then the lads go to train and I go and do my separate thing.
“They come back and they talk about training and you’re not quite as involved and you try to find out what’s gone on. You miss the away journeys, the long coach trips where people bond together, you miss that when you’re injured so it’s nice to be back around it and back involved.”
The Saddlers travel to Lincolnshire to face Scunthorpe United tomorrow afternoon and Scarr is hoping the team can respond to Tuesday’s defeat and end the season on a high.
The defender insists every team has plenty to play for and is expecting a difficult challenge tomorrow afternoon.
“I think every game in League Two provides a tough test whether you’re playing against the top, playing against the bottom or playing against the teams with nothing to play for,” he commented.
Everyone always says teams have nothing to play for but you play for pride, you’re footballers and you’re winners at the end of the day, that’s why you’re at the place you’re at in your careers. You want to win games so it’ll be a tough test but we’ll work hard and we’re looking forward to it.”
“You want to get those wins. You don’t want to look back at the end of the season, you remember the last few bits of it so you want to get those wins and look back and say ‘at least we’ve finished the season well.’ We’ve had a few sticky patches and we’d like to stamp the down with a win and get ready for next season.”