Harry Anderson says his injury and Stevenage's great form made life frustrating for him - but he totally gets it.

The loanee from Boro made his first start for Colchester United on Saturday against Forest Green Rovers in League Two - scoring the third in a 3-3 draw and assisting with the second.

That followed a substitute appearance one week earlier and marked his first senior minutes for more than four months.

He is pleased to be back.

Speaking before the game with FGR, Anderson said: "I definitely feel ready now. I've been chomping at the bit to get out there.

"It’s been quite difficult for me having a long-term injury but I’ve managed to hopefully come through that now and kick on.

"It’s really hard having an injury and frustrating not being able to train or go out there with the lads.

"It’s something that happens in football and once you get your head around it and put the work in at the gym and keep doing the right things, hopefully it’ll pay off and you can get back out there.

"Stevenage are doing really well at the moment, so it’s not easy trying to get into a team that’s doing so well.

"Having been out for such a long time, it makes it even more difficult.

"I’ve been training now since November and got some good data under my belt and hopefully now, I can get some game time."

His hope now is to help Colchester up the table with a management team he is well acquainted with, Danny and Nicky Cowley who he played under at Lincoln City.

Anderson said: "I want to get as many minutes as I can and try and get as many goals as possible, going into the summer.

"We’ve got a really good bunch of lads and they seem to be turning things around.

"We’re doing the right things so hopefully, we can start moving up the table.”

"It’s nice to be wanted which is always good and obviously having worked with them before, they knew what I was about and I knew what they were like.

"There's nothing too new that I need to pick up."