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Holgate: It's massive for me to get back out there

20 November 2021

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Defender Harrison Holgate spoke to the club after returning from injury and playing 90 minutes in Fleetwood Town’s clash against Morecambe.

Holgate, who looked to have not missed a minute of football, came back into the starting lineup for the first time since facing Leicester City in the Papa John’s Trophy back in August.

Here’s what he had to say after the game:

On returning from injury...

"Result aside, it's massive for me to get back out there, I've been working for two and a half months to get back on that pitch, it's a really good feeling for me to be back out there and helping the lads out. I just want to kick on from here and hopefully play as many games as I can this season and see where it takes us in the league.

"[Tom Clarke] is massive for me, he's had a few injuries in his career, he's got a lot of experience, someone to learn off at the side of me is massive. We've got a very good relationship off the pitch, and on the pitch, before I got injured, I felt like we started to really get that going.

"Today we showed that we are a very good partnership, obviously we've got [James] Hill out at the minute, when he comes back in, as a three we can be very good. He just helps me and Hill massively, you want experienced people next to you."

On the team’s performance...

“We were pushing for the win late on in the game, but we left it too late, we did limit their chances, we should have tested them in the first half - it’s devastating to lose the way we did in the end.

“I thought we did well at the back to keep them quiet, as I said they were limited with the chances they did have, we gained momentum in parts and pushed bodies up-field but in the end, it wasn’t good enough the way we approached that game, it’s all if buts and maybes and we have to start picking up three points.

“It’s a tough one because we have deserved so much more out of the games, we have played this season, we look at some results and they should have gone our way, but we can’t dwell on them and the mentality has to shift.

“In the changing room none of us thought we would be in the positions we’re in, but it’s where we find ourselves and it’s only down to us as players to get ourselves out of it, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we have to start to kick on.”

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