“Without playing football for a while it’s going to be nerve-wracking, one of my first appearances for the club, so it felt good but the two goals made it a lot easier.
“It was difficult [being injured]. When I first found out I needed an operation everything went out the window about the situation but a couple days after I just made sure I worked hard and was always positive.
“I’m back fit now so hopefully I’ve got a chance.”
Southgate will make the final decision on his 26-man squad, whittled down from 55 players, on Thursday afternoon ahead of their tournament opener on November 22.