Midfielder Myles Hippolyte has spoken about his return to the team and preparations for the away game against Morecambe on Tuesday night.
The 26-year-old started for the first time in a month on Saturday, his 13th of the season, and was pleased with the nature of the draw against automatic promotion-seeking Tranmere Rovers.
Talking to iFollow Iron, he said: “I’m happy to be back in the team. It’s been a long time to be out on a personal note, but I’m pleased to be involved and it’s good to get a draw against a team that’s pushing for promotion in the league.
“We stuck in and every boy put in a good performance. I thought Rory (Watson) did very well and he got rewarded for that. We’ve got to make sure we’re safe in this league and hopefully build on it for next year. The games come quite quickly at the moment and we need to be ready every time for a quick turnaround."
It will be another long trip to Morecambe on Tuesday night, who sit fifth in the table, and he said: “I’m used to them by now. It’s going to be tiring but we’re got to make sure we get any points we can and secure a few wins. We'll give our all.
“I think potentially a win against Morecambe would be good and will help us to feel a little bit more comfortable within the league. As I said, we’ve got to do our best and put in a good performance. We look forward to it and hopefully we can get a good result.”
Hippolyte knows there will be a tough task for the rest of the season facing some of the teams fighting for the play-offs (with Morecambe, Forest Green Rovers, Newport County and Bradford City amongst our last seven opponents). He commented: “There are some hard games still to come up but I’m sure with the players we have and their abilities we can get some wins from that. I’m looking forward to the games coming and hopefully we can get some results."
Speaking about his targets in those, Hippolyte said: “I just want to do as much as I can, I’m training and I work my hardest every day. So I’m available and hopefully it stays like that. I want to be starting and hopefully I can have more involvement towards the end of the season.
“I’ve been happy since I’ve been here and want to progress as high as I can, gain as much as I can and win things. I have a list of things that I want to achieve, it’s going to take time but with the right players and team around you I’m sure that can be achieved.”
Looking ahead to next season, he said: “First and foremost, I want to be playing week-in, week-out and staking my claim as to why I’ve been brought in and why I’m useful here. I think football-wise, finishing the season strongly is a massive thing. I feel on a personal note, I would have liked to have made a lot more of an impact this season.
“Last season I made a big impact (at Yeovil Town) but that was down to the number of games I played, with the goals and assists. This season I haven’t been able to do that much, but I do look positively to next season when I can hopefully have more of an impact and do a lot better in the league, finishing higher.”
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