"The game was intense but it's a great feeling playing first-team football and it's what I am striving for"
Tristan Nydam described his return to first-team football following an ankle break as a 'long road' but said he is hopeful and confident that this is the first of many games for him moving forward.
The midfielder came on for the final 28 minutes of Town's goalless draw with MK Dons at Portman Road, having last turned out for the senior squad two years ago to the day when Blues faced Brentford.
"It was really good to be back out there," Tristan told iFollow Ipswich.
"It was tough and I'm blowing but I really enjoyed it. It's been a long road but I'm feeling good.
"I played 90 minutes for the U23s as well on Tuesday so this has been a positive week for me. I will keep working and I will stay focused but hopefully this is the first of many games for me.
"The game was intense but it's a great feeling playing first-team football and it's what I am striving for. I'm only looking forward now and I want to impress the gaffer and play my part.
"We looked solid defensively and we did have some chances going forward but we need to keep working. We're in with a chance and we will keep fighting."
The full interview with Tristan is available on iFollow Ipswich.