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Aidy White On Return From Injury And Central League Cup Win

30 November 2022


Aidy White On Return From Injury And Central League Cup Win

30 November 2022

Aidy White got over 70 minutes on Tuesday in his return from injury in a 4-1 win against Huddersfield Town in the Central League Cup.

White was an unused substitute in Dale’s 2-1 win over Barrow last month, since then he’s been sidelined with an ankle injury.

He said it was great to be back out on the pitch.

“I really enjoyed that. Nice run out and a good win for the boys and important minutes in the tank. It’s good to be back playing,” said White.

The Dale defender says that these games are useful for players who are returning from injury and for those who are looking to get minutes.

“These games are really important.

“You can do as much training as you like, but you can never replicate matches. So, to play competitive matches it really does help.”

White was on the pitch for Dale’s first three goals, scored by James Ball (2) and Ben Nelson. Rayhaan Tulloch scored a fourth for Dale with four minutes to go and Conor Falls netted a late consolation goal for the home side, White was pleased with how the team applied themselves on Tuesday.

“I think the attitude and application from a very experienced side, against a Huddersfield team that was quite young, was spot on.

“Not just that, but the actual performance from all the lads. The score line ended quite high, but it could have quite easily been more.

“I know we had quite a few chances early on that we probably should have put away.

“But yeah, it was a good performance and hopefully the boys that needed minutes, like myself, can build from that and also it gives the gaffer something to look at for the boys that haven’t had minutes to see where they’re at.”

With the League games returning thick and fast, starting with Harrogate Town on Saturday, White is looking forward to the Christmas schedule and his return to League Two action after a longer period of time out then first expected.

“Initially it was something that we were hoping that I was going to be back much quicker. I had an ankle injury and I tried playing on it and I probably didn’t quite make it right.

“So, it’s taken a little bit longer. But I know that there is a lot of games coming up into Christmas and in the New Year.

“So, hopefully I can build my fitness up and whenever the manager thinks I’m ready to go back in, I’ll apply myself correctly and get in the team.”

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