Lewis Macleod said that it was “good to get back out on the pitch” following Brentford B’s 0-0 draw with Exeter City at Jersey Road on Tuesday (10 October). The Scotsman returned to the fold for the first time since sustaining a serious knee injury against Queens Park Rangers 12 months ago, making it to the hour mark as he plots his return to First Team action.
“The last six or seven months have been very tough but it was good to get back out on the pitch today,” Lewis told iFollow Brentford. “When you realise you’re going to be out for that length of time you have to get your head around it and dedicate yourself to getting back to fitness.
“The medical team have been brilliant with me. They’ve had some experience with long-term injuries over the last few years so they know what they’re doing; thanks to them for getting me back out on the pitch, hopefully I can stay there for while now.
“My main focus was to get through the game without any problems and I did that,” admitted the 23-year-old midfielder. “I’ll need quite a few B Team games to regain sharpness, whether that be two, three or four I don’t know. Hopefully by the end of that run I’ll be ready for a return to the First Team squad”.
While Lewis will be away with the B Team on Saturday, he said that watching his team-mates during the past couple of months has fuelled his desire to step back out at Griffin Park.
“I started going to the games a couple of months ago to give myself that hunger to get back. If I’d been going six months ago I’d have just been frustrated; I stayed away for a while but I’ve been back recently”.