MO SANGARE admitted he had to "look and learn" while watching from the sidelines for nine weeks but he is glad to be back in action after recovering from a torn hamstring.

However, the Stanley midfielder will have to sit out another weekend with Accrington without a game because of the FA Cup.

The Reds' 2-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers in round one was one of 13 league and cup games the 21-year-old missed – not to mention the three cancelled due to Covid – after suffering a grade three tear in the 2-0 win over Peterborough United on the opening day of the season.

Sangare, who made his comeback as a second-half substitute in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Crewe, admitted it has been tough watching from the sidelines – especially with Stanley doing so well in the last five games where they have kept five clean sheets.

“The first week was alright, but it hit me during the second and third,” the Newcastle United loanee told the club website.

“I was thinking what would I do without playing football and I had moments that make you start thinking a lot of things, in both positive and negative ways.

“It was a good experience, and with everything you live and learn.”

Sangare thanked the Reds medical staff Matthew Donnelly and Paul Morgan for getting him back fit and firing and now he wants to play his part.

Of his return, he said: “It was so good, I came back in the changing room and I was screaming ‘I’m back, let’s go’.

“I’m excited to keep going and see what the season holds for the lads, hopefully we can carry on the good things that we’re doing at the moment.

“The most exciting thing for me was coming back into the team and we’re winning and getting goals.”

John Coleman’s side are now without a game until next Wednesday, and the midfielder knows that the rest of the lads need that break after performing so well in recent weeks.

“I said 'why are we getting a weekend off now I’m back? It shouldn’t be a thing'," he added.

“Maybe after the next 10 or 15 games, we have a weekend off and then I’ll relax. At this moment in time, the lads need a rest with how well they’ve been doing lately so I think they need some rest in their legs to get everyone going again.”