Forward Aaron Jarvis showed his delight as he made his long awaited comeback from nine months on the sidelines in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
The 23-year-old last played a competitive league game for the Iron back on December 29th, 2020 in the 2-1 win at Walsall, while his last start came three days prior on Boxing Day against Mansfield Town.
Speaking to iFollow Iron following the game, he said: “I couldn’t have asked for much more. It’s been a long time since I last played. I’ve been working hard to get back and I’m absolutely delighted with the way it went today.
“I couldn’t be more happy for the lads to get their first win of the season. I had a retail from my injury at Walsall, so that was my season finished last season, and then I got COVID, so it’s been a tough few months, but I’m delighted to be back.”
The frontman managed 70 minutes of the game, providing a good outlet in attack throughout the game, with United creating a number of chances in the first half, with former shotstopper Joe Murphy thwarting all but one of them.
“I didn’t know how long I was going to get, but I wanted to keep going for as long as I could to help the team. I was happy with 70 minutes under my belt.
“It was a tough game, and they had a lot of possession, but the boys dug in deep especially in the last 10 minutes, hanging on for the three points.”
Following three draws that preceded the game, the side are now four unbeaten in the league following the opening day defeat. Jarvis alluded to the team spirit in the camp which has already seen a close bond form.
“We’re all buzzing in there,” he stated.
“You could tell by our reaction after the game, and celebrating with the fans as well. We deserved it for the way that we dug in. It’s something we can build on.
“We’ve got much greater spirit. We’ve got a younger team, but the lads are really hungry, determined to work hard and learn quickly. We’ve got the right leaders in the group too to help the younger lads push forward.”
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