Midfielder Alfie Beestin was pleased to get two goals and 45 minutes in the tank, as he reacted to Saturday’s 4-1 win over Barton Town.
The 23-year-old took to the field in the second half of the match, before converting a penalty and a long range effort to treble United’s advantage, before Devarn Green added another soon after.
Speaking to iFollow Iron, Beestin said: “It was great to be back out there and to have some of the fans here too made it that extra bit special.
“It was about getting minutes in the legs and then to recover. It was nice to get a win, and for myself personally to get a couple of goals. I was buzzing to get back on the pitch and hear the fans again. It’s been a while, but there was a great atmosphere.”
The former Doncaster Rovers midfielder got five competitive goals to his name last season and wants to emulate and better his displays on the pitch in the forthcoming campaign.
“I want to score goals and to get two is a good feeling,” he continued.
“It gives me that bit more confidence. I think I had a good season personally last season. I got five goals, but I want to try and better that and get as many goals as I can, and maybe a few more assists.”
With just over a week gone in pre-season, Beestin reflected on the output so far as Neil Cox’s side continues to build up their fitness, with the start of the Sky Bet League Two season now just over three weeks away.
“These are the games to get our fitness up,” he added.
“It’s been tough in pre-season with the double sessions, but that’s what you expect and need to get up to speed for the start of the season. We need to be flying, we’re going to be a pressing team this season, so we need to be fit.
“In League Two, you don’t get much time on the ball, so we want to be a pressing team and get high up the pitch. There are players about fighting for your position, so we have to be on it.“
See the full interview on iFollow Iron.