FARID El Alagui admits he thought his season was over – now the Brentford striker is desperate to play a part in Saturday's promotion showdown with Doncaster.
The Moroccan marksman feared the worst after suffering cruciate ligament damage in the victory against Crawley Town back in October.
However, the former Falkirk frontman made his long-awaited return to action with a late cameo in Saturday's draw at Hartlepool.
And El Alagui says he's been dreaming of a fairytale ending as the Bees look to snatch second spot from Rovers.
He said: “To get 10 or 15 minutes on Saturday was unbelievable. It was great to be among the lads on a matchday.
“I feared I was going to miss the rest of the season when I got injured. I was scared, but after seeing the specialist we decided to give the knee time to recover rather than having an operation.
“I already had a picture in my mind during my rehab when I would come back, and targeted the big games at the end.
“Everybody wants to play and is looking sharp. We play football for these type of games, and if the team need me I'll be ready to help.”
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