Hull City winger Cameron Stewart says he was thrilled to score his first senior goal after missing nine months with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
"I'm delighted - especially after being out for nine months", the 20-year-old told BBC Radio Humberside.
"I was really looking forward to the game and I really enjoyed it."
He continued: "I think it's probably been the hardest nine months of my career because I've never really had an injury and to be watching from the sidelines when I just want to be playing.
"I got struck down with the injury when I was doing quite well so it's been really disappointing but now I'm back I'm trying to put that behind me and get on with where I was."
The former Manchester United youngster made his return in the first game under new caretaker manager Nick Barmby and Stewart says the 37-year-old has been a popular choice to succeed Nigel Pearson, who has rejoined Championship rivals Leicester City.
"We're really happy that Nick's now manager and we're getting right behind him.
"If someone more random had of come in there could have been a lot of changes which people wouldn't have liked, whereas with Nick coming in we know him and we know he won't try and change too much," he added.
"He'll stamp his authority and he'll have his own touches so hopefully we'll do well under him."