Reece Burke revealed his comeback was exactly how he wanted it to go as he made his return after more than three months out and scored the all-important winning goal against Huddersfield Town!
Of course, goals in itself are something the defender isn’t known for but he was in the right place at the right time to thump the ball home with six minutes to play.
The Hatters came from behind to win for the first time since November 2021 in the Championship, a testament to the character of the team and belief instilled by manager Rob Edwards.
“If I was to say how I wanted it to go [return from injury], that would have been it! It’s been tough, about three months I haven’t played for now, but it was great to get back out there today and score the winner. It’s a massive boost of confidence for me and hopefully I will get more game-time and less niggles throughout the season."
The centre-back has already scored this term against Blackburn Rovers and added to his tally to secure a third successive win.
“I think if you watch my games, I like to do that, I like to get forward and that’s exactly what I did there to be fair. I found myself in the box, it was a great ball in from Breezy, we all know he’s got quality and yeah just a touch and finish. It was a tight game, the boys have been doing really well so it was just good to get out there to be honest.”
The 26-year-old was in a rich vein of form prior to his injury against former club Hull City in September and he praised the work of the club staff that have helped during his recovery.
“It has been tough. It feels like I haven’t played for ages. Fair play to the Sport Science and the physios working hard to find out the issues I had. It has been tough but I’m glad to be out there again.
“The hamstring I did against Hull was something I’ve never done before so it was difficult. I’m in a better position, I’m much stronger now and hopefully I can continue.
“The boys have been doing really well, even when I’ve been at home watching them. They’ve been flying and obviously I’m sat there thinking am I going to get some game time! I was glad to get on today, I know there is three games in a week and it’s tough for the boys at times. I knew I probably would have got some minutes today and then I’m glad things went the way it did.”