The midfielder admitted he suspected making a comeback in the Kappa Cup tonight from the medial ligament damage he suffered in the training trip to Sweden, but he managed to get his pre-season back on track with 45 minutes against the Dutch outfit.
"It was earlier than I thought it would be, I was thinking more of Thursday to come back," he reported. "The medical staff thought it was a good time to give it a go but not to go flat out.
"I was a bit cautious but I'm glad I've got it under my belt now.
"It was very positive and didn't hurt in any way, although I couldn't do some of the things I like to do. I got the 45 minutes in and hopefully I'll get an hour tonight.
"The injury was just one of those things. It was on the medial ligament that you have to be careful with and, at this time of year, you can't just keep going through the tackles. You've got to get it right and make sure it holds up through the season."
The recruit from Sheffield United took a bit of a battering during several games last season but managed not to miss a fixture following his debut against Liverpool in January.
He is hoping to continue this in the new season.
"Anyone cam get injured anytime but, touch wood, hopefully I won't," he added. "I can normally get through the games, put knocks to one side and concentrate on what I'm doing."
Michael Brown was happy to get an earlier than expected return under his belt against Feyenoord on Tuesday evening.