He said: “Obviously it is a good start. It was nice to get out there as it seems to be quite a long time since I signed.
“It was good to make an impact. We had a tough 25 minutes and they had a few chances. We did not play as well as we can. The manager told me to go on and keep the ball and settle things down. Hopefully I did that.
“There were slight nerves. There was a bit of pressure. It has been tough getting up to speed as I took seven weeks off and did absolutely nothing. It was difficult to get back to fitness. But I felt good and the sharpness is coming back.
“It was good to play against the team who are in third place. It was a big game. It is the biggest game in France and a nice one to be part of.
“I could not feel my feet for the first two or three passes as they were frozen from being on the bench but I was happy with what I did. Now I will take it step by step. I knew I would never come here straight away and be in the starting XI.
“That will be like this for a while. As long as I can come on and make a difference, that is fine.
“I want to push for a place to start. I have always known coming here, after Christmas, at my age, that it would be tough to get a starting place.”