Hull City striker Matty Fryatt has admitted he feared supporters would forget him during of his long absence this season because of injury.
The 27-year-old, who scored 16 goals last term, made his return from Achilles surgery in last
Saturday's win at Ipswich
after eight months out.
He told BBC Look North: "Things have changed so much from how they were last year and you just feel a bit forgotten.
“If I could get a goal before the end of the season that would just be the icing on the cake”
"The ovation that the fans gave me was really touching."
Despite Fryatt's unavailability, Hull have been in the promotion picture for most of the season.
And he continued: "I wouldn't change for me to have had a brilliant season and us being mid-table for me missing the whole season and the team challenging for promotion."
The former Walsall and Leicester man is confident that the second-placed Tigers can join
Cardiff in the Premier League,
three seasons after they were
relegated from the top-flight.
Steve Bruce's side are six points clear of Watford with three games to play and face already-relegated Bristol City on Friday.
"The team's been superb throughout the season and coped brilliantly," Fryatt added.
"We're nearly there now and I think if we beat Bristol City then that would near enough see us over the line.
"If I could get a goal before the end of the season that would just be the icing on the cake."