Ben Coker was delighted to return to action and make his Imps debut on Tuesday evening following a long-term injury lay-off.
Coker arrived at Sincil Bank in the summer, but suffered a further injury at the beginning of the season which delayed his return to the fold.
The 30-year-old expressed his delight when speaking to press after Tuesday's game saying how his return to the pitch has been a long time coming.
“I have been dreaming about that from the moment I got injured,” said Coker.
“Thinking about that is what got me through the dark days, especially after I got so close to coming back and then got injured again.
“I played a reserve game where I popped my groin which was a big set back because I was so close. I knew sooner or later I would be fit and that there was light at the end of the tunnel.
“It was tough to take but to finally get back out and perform the way I did, I’m chuffed.”
The full-back continued by discussing his injury, explaining how getting back on the pitch was an amazing feeling.
“I have been working hard in the gym, focusing on getting fit so I can show people what I’m about,” said Ben.
“I loved it, I won’t lie because it has been a long time coming. I’d say it’s been just over 12 months now but getting back on the pitch was amazing.
“It’s was like riding a bike because you just get back on and it comes naturally. I will be tired tomorrow but I am over the moon tonight.”
Coker finished by speaking about how he has found life at Lincoln City since joining the club in August: “I’ve settled like snow, all the boys have been great with me and I am so glad to be back on the pitch.
“With the bad luck I have had over the last couple of years, I know how mentally tough I have be.
“From now on I’ll just continue to put the hard work in on the pitch and in the gym to return to my best.”