Matty Lund says it’s “great to be back” after making his return from injury.
The midfielder, who had been sidelined with a knee injury since pre-season, completed 90 minutes against Manchester United in the Lancashire Senior Cup on Wednesday, before going straight into the starting eleven for Saturday’s League One fixture at the Pirelli Stadium.
Speaking after the game against Burton Albion, he told the media: “It’s great to be back. It feels like a very long time when you’re out. It’s good to be back playing and hopefully I can stay fit for the rest of the season.
“It was frustrating being injured, especially when the lads have been doing well. I just wanted to be out there helping them and to keep the good form going.”
Reflecting on the 1-0 defeat to the Brewers, he commented: “It was tough for us, they kind of stopped us from playing with the surface.
“The pitch caused a problem for us. It was a bit dry and slow, and it prevented us from playing our normal football, but I don’t think it’s an excuse - we just never got to our full potential. We’re better than that and we know we are. We never really created enough chances, never really created the stuff that we normally do, which was a bit unfortunate for us.
“It was disappointing to lose but we need to build for next week [against Scunthorpe United]. Scunthorpe will be a good team to play against - they’re a good side and hopefully we can get three points.
“It will also be good to get back to Spotland. We need to make that place a fortress this year and pick up points there.”