Defender Harrison McGahey is eager to coincide what will hopefully be his 200th career league appearance with the Iron’s fifth win in a row in all competitions when the side travel to Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.
With their last game coming in the Leasing.com Trophy ten days ago, and the last slice of league action coming a fortnight ago, the 23-year-old is chomping at the bit to get back out on the pitch.
Speaking to iFollow Iron in midweek, he said: “It’s been a tough week. The gaffer changed the schedule a little bit with regards to when we’ve been in. We’ve been in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to get the legs going again, but we’re back at it now.
“It was good to carry on building the momentum that we gained since we started getting positive results quite a few weeks back now.”
While in some respects a break from games has been refreshing with the busy festive period ahead, the fact United have won the last four in all competitions and five unbeaten in the league meant that a continuation of games would’ve also been welcome.
“We’ve got a lot of games coming up, so it was good to have the break,” he stated.
“Equally, we were playing well and getting results. It’ll be another tough test against Forest Green. They’re second and doing well in the league. We go there looking to get another good result away from home.
“It’s been difficult away from home, but we got the first away (league) win at Leyton Orient and then another against Blackpool (in the Leasing.com Trophy), so it’s been pleasing.”
Now at 199 career appearances, should McGahey maintain his place in the centre of the Iron’s defence at the weekend, he will reach his latest milestone. It’s taken just six years for him to manage the double century, so the chance of attaining a much higher total is a more than realistic aspiration.
“It’s good and it shows that I’ve not missed many games through injury,” he said.
“It would be good for me to get to 200 games this weekend, if selected. It’s mainly what you want to be a footballer for - you train all week and you want to show what you can do out on the pitch on a Saturday. I’ve been selected 199 times, so that’s pleasing.
“I want to keep going until my legs give up and see where it takes me.”
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