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WONDERFUL TO BE BACK

5 May 2014

Sean McAllister cannot wait for life in League One to begin after he made his return to action in the end of season 2-2 draw against York City.

Speaking to The Iron Player, the midfielder said that he was delighted to make his return to action and that it is was a target of his to make the final day of the season.

He said: "I’m delighted to have been a part of it today; it’s been frustrating missing the last six games and sitting in the stands watching - very nerve-racking.

"It was nice to see the lads get over the line last week with promotion and give us a chance to enjoy today and it was a delight to get back on the pitch.

"When the injury happened to me, I targeted the last day of the season to get the boots back on, so to get 20 minutes towards the end felt good."

The Iron went 2-0 up in the match before they were pegged back but the midfielder gives credit to York for their approach and the effort that they put in under the day.

He said: "I thought we dominated the first half, we had a lot of possession, worked the ball around the pitch well and I thought you saw that with our first goal. I lost count of the amount of passes before we scored.

"But then, that goal just before half time for them probably just gave them the lift that they needed and to be fair, they came out second half and put us under some pressure leading to their second goal.

"Fair play to them, they held their hands down and could’ve easily thought that we’re in the play-offs, we don’t need to get a result but fair play to them, they fought back and got a draw."

Even though the team weren’t ultimately able to secure the League Title, the midfielder said that it was disappointing but the team were always relying on other results going their way too.

"Going into today, we knew it wasn’t in our hands and whether we won or drew, we would’ve ended up in the same position in the league in the end," he said.

"Fair play to Chesterfield, it was in their hands today and they did the business so congratulations to them.’’

Asked what it means to know that the team will be playing in League One next season, McAllister believes that it is about accomplishing the goal that was set at the start of the season. 

He said: "It’s brilliant, that was the target at the start of the season and I had full belief that this squad of players were capable of doing that.

"A good few additions in January set us onto breaking records and hitting our target in the end."

See much more from Sean McAllister on The Iron Player.

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