Credit: Doncaster Rovers
Tyreece John-Jules states he was pleased to return to action for Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon after three months on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
The young forward, who is currently on loan from Arsenal, is building fitness ahead of the final six games of the season.
John-Jules will be looking to get under his belt in this evening’s clash against Accrington Stanley, and states it was ‘amazing’ to be on the pitch again.
He said: “It’s always good to get back from injury and to get playing with the lads. I have been working on myself, working on recovering, and getting ready to come back here.
“I’m feeling back to my old self. It’s feeling strong, it’s fully recovered, so I’m ready to play. It’s all about managing yourself really. You’ve got to let it recover and let it heal.”
During his time at the Keepmoat Stadium, the 20-year-old has learnt a lot about what is needed to compete in mens football.
“You have to learn how to adapt to the new surroundings and games that are played in a certain amount of time. Recovery is important as well and that was a learning curve for me, helping myself get the best recovery I can.
“I think it’s important getting that experience with men and getting the physical side of the game also, and the mental side. Because you’ve got to fight for yourself and do everything for yourself so it’s good because it helps you grow up faster on and off the pitch.”
Since John-Jules suffered his injury, Rovers have appointed Andy Butler as interim manager, following the departure of Darren Moore.
Discussing his new boss, John-Jules said: “He knows how I play and we spoke before I came back so, yeah he knows what I can do.”
When asked if he feels the need to make up for lost time, the young player said he plans to make as much of an impact as possible and to try to help the team push up the table.
“I came back and everyone was still in good spirits and the win at the weekend put us in even better spirits so we’re just staying together as a family.
“I trained all last week and then was involved at the weekend on Saturday, so I’m just trying to stay fit and try and stay here for the rest of the season.”