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McAleny fit and ready to help Town

16 October 2017

Conor McAleny returned from injury at the weekend against Rochdale, and is now ready to help his side against Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

Town travel to The Iron after salvaging a point late on against Dale on Saturday, ensuring Uwe Rosler’s side remain unbeaten in October. 

McAleny enjoyed a brief loan spell at the Lincolnshire club in 2012, and knows what to expect on Tuesday night.

“They are going to put pressure on us from the word go,” said McAleny.

“They are at home and need to get a win. We know they are a strong team with players who have a lot of experience, but it is now up to us to go there and give them a game. It will be tough for us on Tuesday, but nothing we can’t handle. 

“I was at Scunthorpe on my first loan spell and gained a lot of experience. We need to go there and put on a performance and get a positive result.”

The 25-year-old has been sidelined and the striker has had to be patient on his road to recovery, but now back fit, he can’t wait to kick on for Town.

“It feels like it’s been a long road to recovery!” added McAleny. 

“It has probably been a little bit longer than expected but I have been working hard with the staff. The fitness coaches have been brilliant and I owe them a lot. I was just pleased to get back on the pitch at the weekend. 

“I have been doing everything to get to where I am now. It started off really slow, building it up and working on specifics for my game, however, the main thing was to get back with the lads and that’s when you start feeling more like yourself. I will take it game by game and then start firing from then on.”

In McAleny’s absence, fellow striker Devante Cole has notched eight league goals, and the former Everton man is looking forward to getting on the pitch with him.

“He has done brilliantly and when you get in a good flow, everything is dropping for you and that is what you want.

“He has saved us a few times already this season, which is credit to him. I just want to get on the pitch with him and join in on the action.”

Watch Conor's pre-Scunthorpe United presser on iFollow now.


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