The Northern Ireland international made his return from the problem as a half-time substitute for Kamil Wiktorski in the 3-1 defeat against Morton at Murray Park.
Little has been sidelined for the last month after it was revealed he had a stress fracture while he was on international duty last month.
But after coming through his 45-minute outing against the Greenock side unscathed, he’s now looking towards Saturday’s Third Division derby with Queen’s Park at Ibrox.
Little said: “From a personal point of view, I’m glad to get that out of the way and I’m looking forward to trying to get back into the first team again.
“It was important for me to get 45 minutes under my belt and everything feels okay while it’s good for my fitness as well.
“I felt a wee bit rusty but it was good to get through the game. That was all I was bothered about.
“I had a few chances and could maybe have got a goal but hopefully I’m saving that for when I’m back in the first team.
“I definitely feel I’m ready to come into the side again. The run-out tonight definitely tested me enough.
“In terms of my fitness, I’ve worked really hard with the physio in the few weeks I’ve been out of the boot I was wearing.
“I don’t think it should be a problem to play again now but clearly I’ve got to hope I can get my place back first then keep it if I get a chance.”