"Being out really makes you appreciate playing. It was just nice to get out there," said Warrington. "When we came out for a warm-up before the game, to hear the supporters singing my name was fantastic.
"We had a terrific following at Scunthorpe and they stayed with us right through the match and my thanks go out to them. The way they welcomed me does make you feel part of it again but, to be fair, I've always felt like that here. It's not just about me though. It's about the team and I've got to say that the lads have been playing fantastically well while I've been out.
"Stocky (David Stockdale) came in from Fulham in my absence and he's been magnificent; a credit to the club.
Touching on the second leg in a month's time, he continued: "The first goal at Don Valley will be massive.
"We need to put on a performance, which we didn't do in the second half on Tuesday. "Scunthorpe dominated it and they looked good. We knew about the two lads up front, Paul Hayes and Gary Hooper, because they have hit it off really well. I played against Hooper last season when he was on loan at Hereford.
"It was important, if we were going to get beat, that we stay in the tie. We didn't want 2-0 but it's not over and I think all the supporters who went to Scunthorpe realise that. We can take heart from it.
"The second leg is a month away and there's a lot of football to be played before then and a lot of big matches that give us a chance to push us up the league.We've got to regroup."
Gaffer Mark Robins concluded: "He's been out a long time but he's settled back in quickly - his save from Martyn Woolford in the second half was outstanding and I was really pleased to see it."
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