The winger broke a bone in his foot in our opening day win at Portsmouth on August 13 and has been battling back to fitness since. He finally returned with a 45-minute stint for the reserves against Palace on Wednesday night.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was great to be back out there and to get 45 minutes under my belt,Ã¢â‚¬Â beamed Wayne after the 5-0 win at Stevenage Borough. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hopefully I can kick on from here.
I felt a bit rusty to be honest but I know myself IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got plenty more to come
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been a long, hard process but hopefully IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m at the end of that and now IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be able to get more involved, play more games and see where that takes me.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been tough but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all part of the learning curve. It tests you mentally more than anything. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really been injured before and this is my first serious injury but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve learned from it and hopefully IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll come back stronger.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Wayne Routledge can see the light at the end of the tunnel after what he admits has been a tough three months on the treatment table.