The Northern Ireland international hasn't played since sustaining serious ankle ligament damage whilst on duty for his country back in October.
After four months out the midfielder admits he was a little rusty but was just pleased to get out there on the grass once more.
"Four months out is a long time so to get back out on the pitch is really nice," Evans told Rovers Player
. "It makes all the hard work in the gym worthwhile.
"I was a bit rusty, fitness-wise I felt alright, it was just on the ball and getting used to the speed of a match, it is a bit different from training.
"I've been doing a lot of running with the fitness coaches but nothing really compares to the speed of a match. It is better to get that in before you are ready.
"So a couple more games like that and hopefully I'll be ready."
Evans has had a long road to recovery since injuring his ankle in Northern Ireland's final qualifier against Israel, but he can finally see progress.
"It has been tough, when I first did my injury and I didn't think it was that bad," added the midfielder.
"I had a scan and it was worse than expected so mentally it was a bit tough getting my head around that but once I did all the medical team helped me a lot.
"I'm now itching to get back, I'm just delighted that it is over."
Evans is expected to play for the Under-21s next Monday when they take on Aston Villa at Villa Park.