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Songo'o on the comeback trail

2 December 2019

After a frustrating couple of weeks on the sidelines, midfielder Yann Songo’o is eager to get back into contention as he steps up his recovery from injury.

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The former Plymouth player, who turned 28 during his time out injured, was ruled out of United’s last four matches following a dislocated toe suffered in the FA Cup tie against Crawley Town back on November 9th.

Speaking to iFollow Iron, the Cameroon international explained his last couple of weeks: “It’s been hard because I love the game, so for me to be on the sidelines has been difficult for me.

“The medical staff have been there for me and have helped me through to get me back fit as soon as possible. Obviously, I’ve been working hard to get back as soon as possible.

“It was a really strange one because I dislocated my big toe. At the time, I thought it was broken, but when I went to see the doctor he said it was only dislocated and he put it back in. It’s been about getting my strength back in my toe and get back running again.”

In Songo’o’s absence, the Iron have won four out of four in all competitions with a partnership of James Perch and Matthew Lund in the centre of midfield, but with the latter now suspended for the next three league games, an opening has presented itself for him to return to the line-up at Forest Green, should he be fit.

“We’ve got a really good squad and the lads put in a great performance last time at home against Port Vale,” he stated. 

“Overall, the whole team has been unbelievable and I really enjoyed watching them play - one of the best so far this season. I was sad not to be there to help them, but I’m confident in the strength of the squad.

“It’s the aim to be back in contention for the Forest Green game. The team has been doing really well. If the manager needs me, hopefully I’ll be ready to play. It was nice to be back amongst the lads and be back in training and have a touch of the ball. Last week was about getting my sharpness back and hopefully this week I can just train normally.

“The league game against Forest Green is a big game for us. It’s an opportunity for us to continue a good run we’ve been having in the league and if we can get a win at Forest Green it could be a turning point for our season. The lads know that.”

Speaking four months into his Iron stay following his arrival from Plymouth Argyle, he added: “I’m really happy here - all of the staff, the people that work in the kitchen, the media, the medical staff, everyone has been really good to me. It feels like home here already and I want to continue to be here and be successful.”

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