Arnor Sigurdsson is delighted to be back in action after stepping up his recovery from injury with Iceland this week.

The Blackburn Rovers forward has been out with an ankle ligament problem, sustained during the last international break. 

That ruled him out of the final six weeks of Rovers' campaign, prematurely ending his debut season in English football.

Sigurdsson was named in Iceland's squad for the back-to-back friendlies against England and The Netherlands. He was a late second-half substitute at Wembley as his nation secured a historic victory.

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On Monday night, it was less of a success, though Sigurdsson got more minutes in the tank. He came on with more than half an hour to go but Iceland were beaten 4-0 by Ronaldo Koeman's side.

Reflecting on his match minutes, Sigurdsson expressed how delighted he was to be back in action.

“Coming in as a substitute, you just have to be focused really, watching the position and how they are moving, the players,” he said.

“It was good coming back from a long injury, coming back on the pitch. It feels good. I'm feeling fit. 

"It's just keeping focus on the position you're going to come into because you know when and where you're going to come in.

“A full Wembley, it's a dream for every football player to play here and playing against England is special. 

"So, for us, a small country, it gives us extra motivation, especially also because we've beaten them before, of course, that was Euros but we're playing against the best players in England. We enjoyed it.”

Rovers return for pre-season testing on Friday, June 21, before the first day of training begins on Monday, June 24. Sigurdsson's work with Iceland will only help his preparations having missed last season's schedule entirely.

The Blackburn Rovers man was not directly up against former team-mate Adam Wharton at Wembley, with the Crystal Palace midfielder an unused substitute.

However, the two did catch up, with Sigurdsson delighted to see the 20-year-old flourishing on the biggest stage.

“It was just nice seeing him,” Sigurdsson said, discussing his reunion with Wharton.

“I just wished him good luck at the Euros and congratulated him on everything, it’s almost too much to congratulate him with but now I'm just super proud of him.

“I’m really excited following him and watching him play. I saw the game, the last game with England, he made such a huge impact, but he's just getting started and I know he can really reach the top.

“We were playing against Millwall away six months ago and now he's going to the Euros with the biggest country in the world.”