Blues forward Nathan Tyson admitted he was delighted to be selected for his first start of the season against Shrewsbury after a long lay-off through injury.

Tyson played 65 minutes in the win against the Shrews and posed the opposition defence problems with his trademark electric pace.

The former Derby man explained he was pleasantly surprised to get picked and was grateful to Gareth Ainsworth for giving him a chance.

He said: "I am very grateful the gaffer picked me and told me to get in there and go and do it.

"I was a little bit off it at certain stages of the game but the fitness will come through and will get back to the way I was.

"I am delighted to get 65 minutes under my belt. That has been ticked off and added to the minutes I did when I came on against Sunderland, it is progress.

"I was out for about 15 weeks and it is going to take a little bit of time and I am grateful that the gaffer showed that faith in me.

"The team have helped me along the way throughout my injury and they have given me confidence. They have been fantastic."

Tyson commented that the dressing room was also a very happy place to be as the Blues secured their fifth straight league win at home.

He added: "The dressing room is buzzing.

"To get five wins out of five at home is fantastic. We will enjoy this but we will look ahead now."

Tyson also explained that he is relishing the opportunity to try and cement a place in the team but also admitted that there is a lot of healthy competition in the camp.

He said: "It is part and parcel of the job. There is always going to be competition.

"But is has to be healthy competition because everyone has to push each other along with enthusiasm and get behind whoever starts.

"You have to get behind the team and whenever you are there and have a job to come on you have to do your bit.

"I have been at clubs where the competition has been a bit toxic but credit to the gaffer and Dobbo [Richard Dobson] and the type of players they bring in.

"We just get behind each other."