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Evans eyes returns

2 March 2013

Gareth Evans says he is ready to stake a claim for first team action and help Fleetwood Town gain three points when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers today.

By Tom Bestwick

Gareth Evans says he is ready to stake a claim for first team action and help Fleetwood Town gain three points when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers today.

The 24-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks after he sustained an ankle injury in the 2-2 draw against Bradford City last month. “It’s good to be back.” Evans said. “There is nothing worse as a footballer than when you are injured. I am just glad to be back, and hopefully I can get some game time.” Evans made his return and scored in the 2-1 defeat to Oldham Athletic in the Molson Coors Senior Cup Quarter final clash on Wednesday, and the winger says although it was good to score, he was pleased just to go out and play football again. “It is always good to get back out on the pitch and to get a goal, albeit it won’t go down in history as an important goal, but it was nice personally to get on the score sheet and to get on the pitch with the lads and get playing football again.” Fleetwood travel to Wycombe today as they look to get back to winning ways. The Chairboys have lifted themselves up to mid-table under player-manager Gareth Ainsworth after fine run of form, but before Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Torquay United, they lost three games in a row. Evans admits that every team has suffered from inconsistency over the course of the campaign, but says Town will go to the Adams Park looking for another win to get their play-off push back on track. “I think it is with a lot of the teams (inconsistency). It’s all much of a muchness in League Two, everyone’s is pretty inconsistent, but we will be looking to get out there tomorrow and get three more points on the board and as long as we do that we will be happy. Evans will be looking to establish himself back in the starting line-up, and put his recent injury behind him. “It feels all right, it feels good, I feel good to go. Hopefully I get some game time tomorrow and I can put this behind me.”

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