Michal Zyro thanked everyone at Wolves with special praise to the medical department as he made his log-awaited return from injury in Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Southampton.
After spending around 18 months out with a knee injury, Zyro came on a substitute against Southampton to set up Donovan Wilson for Wolves’ second goal of the night.
An emotional Zyro began by thanking everyone who has supported him in his rehabilitation from injury and he was delighted that he could help the team progress to the next round of the cup.
“It was a massive feeling for me to be back playing again,” he began, and continued, “it’s a long time, 18 months without a competitive game.
“First of all I have to say thank you to everyone - my team mates, and especially the staff.
“I have to thank Doctor Matt Perry and Phil Hayward because we’ve been on a long journey to get to this point - my first official game.
“I’m really happy that we’ve gone through in this cup and that I’ve made an assist and help the team.”
Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito chose to make 11 changes from the side which lost to Cardiff City at Molineux the previous Saturday.
Zyro was named on the bench in a squad which included nine players who have played or are still playing for the club’s academy.
Delighted to be back, Zyro says he is now looking forward to showing the fans what he can do on the pitch.
“It’s my first 20 minutes - I can't say that I’m ready to play 90 minutes every week or every three days but we can take things step by step.
“I’m looking forward to showing everybody that I can still play good football and play for Wolves.
“It was a totally different 11 to the team that played on Saturday against Cardiff and we had a few young lads on the bench as well.
“This shows our strength in depth, we have shown everyone that we have a strong team and hopefully we can get promoted.
“If something happens to someone in the manager’s first 11, then the next player in line can come into the team and play well - we’ve shown that.
“I can't put it into words, it’s a great feeling to be involved such a big win, I’m really, really happy!”