Striker Jamie Guy has vowed to repay Braintree Town with goals after they stood by him in his battle to recover from a double fracture of his leg.
Guy suffered the horrific injury during a match 13 months ago but is now back in the first-team squad after a loan spell with Thurrock.
"The chairman, the board, the fans, the players have supported me 100%," the 24-year-old told BBC Essex.
"All I want to do is get myself fit and return it on the pitch."
Guy, who joined Braintree in July 2010 following spells with Colchester United and Grays Athletic, played 23 minutes as a substitute in Saturday's 4-1 Blue Square Bet Premier defeat by Kidderminster.
"It was obviously difficult coming on with the scoreline but after the time I've been out, I really enjoyed it," he said.
"I'm looking to get as many minutes in as possible from now until the end of the season, but I'm aiming just to keep working on my fitness and get myself ready for pre-season.
"I'm working quite hard at the moment, in the gym away from football. There's probably going to be a pre-season programme I'll be sticking to, so I should just be ready to crack on with the boys."