Byram returned to the Forest side for the first time since August during the midweek defeat at Sheffield Wednesday following a lengthy injury lay-off.
It has been about seven months but I feel fit and good to be back,” he told the club’s official website.
“When I did the injury and had my surgery, there would have been a few people who wouldn’t have expected me to be back.
“But I set myself a target and gave myself something to fight towards and it is nice to come back and play again.
“I did a lot of my rehab back at West Ham, so it is almost like coming back and meeting everyone again. But the staff here have done a lot of good work with me and I am grateful to them for getting me up to speed and helping me get back out there.
“I did two 90 minutes for the Under 23s and have been training for a few weeks now. It gets to the point where there is only so much for the Under 23s you can play and need to make that step and I felt quite good out there.”