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Montreal Impact striker Ubiparipovic thrilled to be back in action

Sinisa Ubiparipovic returned to the Montreal Impact fore with a bang on the weekend as the expansion franchise opened their winning account in MLS.

The 28-year old Bosnian, who was sidelined during pre-season with a knee injury, made his first appearance for the 2012 season and it came with a positive contribution as he fired the Impact to an 18th minute lead in their eventual 2-1 home win over Toronto FC.

The former New York Red Bulls man admitted it was great to be back in action and was very grateful for the support shown by the Impact fans who he couldn't celebrate with as he scored at the away end.

"It's been a frustrating three or four weeks," Ubiparipovic said. "I've been working hard to get my fitness back and whatnot.

"It just feels rewarding to get in there, I score a goal and the team wins. It's a double bonus."

He added: "I heard them (the fans) singing before the game, I had to give them a shout out. (But) It was too far for me to go the other way."

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Andrew Slevison
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