Jordan Moore-Taylor says it’s good to be back, after making his comeback in Tuesday’s Leasing.com Trophy victory over Fulham Under-21s.
Moore-Taylor played 45 minutes in the 1-0 win at Stadium MK – his first appearance since undergoing surgery on a knee injury sustained in January.
“It was really enjoyable being back out there,” the defender said in his interview with the media. “There has been a lot of hard work but it was good to be back.
“To tell you the truth, that's the most nervous I've been going into a game in my career. After the operation, you worry about it but it all went away during the warm-up. Once I got out there, it felt normal and like I’d never been away.
“The plan was to get through 45 minutes and see how I was. I got through it unscathed and I feel fine so it’s onwards and upwards now.”
He added: “Credit has to go to the medical team to push me as hard as they did to make sure I did alright.”
Tuesday was the first step towards full fitness for Moore-Taylor, who knows there is still a way to go before he is 100 percent and ready to play week in and week out.
“If it was down to me I would play straight away but I know there's a difference between running with the fitness coach and playing games.
“Positionally, my movements didn't feel the way they used to, but that's why you have pre-season. That's my first 45 minutes in nine months so I need to get the feel for it back. Hopefully, it's not far off.”
Jordan Moore-Taylor and MK Dons return to Stadium MK action on Saturday when they take on Burton Albion in their latest Sky Bet League One encounter.
The match has been designated as the Club’s first Family Fun Day of the campaign, meaning tickets are priced from just £10 adults and £1 under-18s, with upgrades available to East Centre and clubRed.
What’s more, a host of activity will take place prior to kick-off in the Marshall Arena for supporters of all ages to enjoy, while the popular Mascot Race returns at half-time.
To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343.