"To finally get a game is such a great feeling," the former Hearts trainee told MUTV. "It's been eight months now and it's just such a relief after all the hard work you do in the gym.
"I did my cruciate and 20 years ago you might not have come back from that, so obviously I'm delighted to be able to get back and I feel as strong as I ever was.
"I've been training for a month now, I went over to Malaysia to train with that squad and you're itching to play all the time. When you finally get a chance, it's great."