Returning Bullard on a high
07 Oct 2009 - 08:14:02
Hull City's record signing Jimmy Bullard has set his sights on a first-team return following his comeback outing for the reserves on Tuesday night.
The 30-year-old midfielder has played just 37 minutes of first-team football since his £5million move from Fulham in January.
However, he made his return from a knee ligament injury in a second-string game against Bolton Wanderers and scored a first-half goal in a 45-minute performance.
Bullard has now set his sights on a return against former club Fulham on October 19.
"I've been out for seven-and-a-half months, so to finally get out on the pitch and play in a proper game was brilliant," he told the club's official website.
"I was just looking forward to getting out there and playing football.
"The main thing was getting through 45 minutes and to do so was pleasing. I felt strong and wasn't worrying about the knee one bit."
Speaking about his goal with a long-range shot, he added: "I really enjoyed the moment it hit the back of the net. I knew what I wanted to do as soon as I got on the ball.
"The lad who was marking me made it quite easy to be fair by showing me inside.
"I caught it sweetly though and thankfully it went straight into the top corner."