Scotland international Robert Snodgrass was delighted to make his return from injury for Hull City on Monday night.

Snodgrass played 60 minutes for the Tigers in their Premier League Under-21 Cup victory over Crewe Alexander in his first match in over 15 months following a knee injury on the opening day of last season.

Speaking to Hull City’s website, the midfielder expressed his happiness at returning to football.

“It felt great to be out in the fresh air, to be part of a team and to get some minutes under my belt” he said. 

“I’m delighted to have come through it. I made a lot of runs, a few high intensity runs as well and that was good because it shows that all of the long hours of rehab have worked.

With the Tigers looking strong in their bid to return to the Premier League at the first attempt, Snodgrass knows that his next challenge once he can prove his fitness is to make his way back into their first-team.

He said: “If the fitness side is there, then it becomes all about getting that match sharpness. I need to keep playing these games and get as much out of them as I possibly can.

“I’ve worked so hard to get back to this stage, I’d be crazy to take my foot off the gas now. This is where the hard work really begins, especially with the team flying high.

“I want to push to try and get into that team and that started last night. The bread and butter is on the park and I’ll keep trying to tick those boxes and moving forward.”