Coventry City midfielder Gary Deegan feels that he still needs match practice.
The Irishman was not getting carried away after his first twenty minutes at the Ricoh Arena in over a year.
Speaking to Sky Blue Player at the club’s weekly press conference, Deegan said: "It's nice to be back but I am not getting carried away, I've only played 20 minutes.
"I am naturally a fit lad but it is just a case of gaining match fitness now.
"You can do all the training you like but coming into a match is completely different.
"If I can get a couple of matches under my belt, or keep coming on, I will eventually get there.
"I'm not going to lie, I've gone through a few bad patches. "But I have had good friends and family around me that kept my spirits up.
"I hadn't played at the Ricoh Arena in over a year so it gave me a bit of a lift.
"All my family were over from Ireland. They didn't even think I was going to come on but I was messing with them, telling them I would run over to them if I scored.
“It was nice to go over to them and give them a little 'thumbs up'."