Partick Thistle defender Mustapha Dumbuya was delighted to get back out on the pitch despite his side suffered a 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen on Saturday.
Hosts Aberdeen moved up to second place in the Scottish Premiership with a hard-fought win over Partick Thistle at Pittodrie.
The Sierra Leone international had been a regular for the Jags since joining the club in September 2015.
However, Dumbuya was unfortunate and has been on the sidelined since rupturing his Achilles tendon last summer.
“Yes, I was very pleased to be back,” he said. “And it was my first start with the first team playing at the top level again. Now I just need to work on getting fit.
“We were unlucky to lose against Aberdeen, as we were the better side for the majority of the game and they score two late goals and we couldn’t take our chances,” Dumbuya told footballsierraleone.net
Jayden Stockley and Ryan Christie scored the goals for the home side in the 72′ and 92′ minutes respectively.
The Firhill side down to ninth after the away defeat.