Blackburn Rovers midfielder Steven Reid is glad to be back playing following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Reid, 26, played in Blackburn's first three top-flight matches of the 2006-07 season but was then struck down by back and cruciate ligament injuries.

But he has now made 10 appearances for Rovers this campaign - the latest coming against Middlesbrough last weekend - and is hoping to finish the season on a positive note.

"On a personal level it is good to be out there," Reid told Blackburn's official website. "Having spent such a long time on the treatment table a little kick here and a ripped boot there won't stop me. Unless it is a serious injury I won't be getting any more treatment, that's for sure.

"I felt in that second half of the match against Middlesbrough that I was starting to get up to that standard of a season and a half ago.

"I'm starting to get the fitness back and although it is going to take a few more games, it is pleasing to get another 90 (minutes) under the belt and hopefully now I can stay in there for the rest of the season."