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Pugh: It was nice to be back out there

11 October 2022

Midfielder Tom Pugh thanked the Iron supporters for the warm reception he was shown, following his re-introduction to the Glanford Park faithful against Aldershot Town on Saturday afternoon.

The 22-year-old returned to the club just last month, following a 2021-22 campaign that was curtailed early due to a knee injury he unfortunately sustained. Pugh has since returned to the club on a deal until the end of the season.

"Getting back on that field again in front of the home fans, they greeted me well and there is no better feeling coming onto the pitch as well," he began, speaking to Iron Player.

"Last time I was here out at Glanford Park, it didn't go well. I was on the sidelines for four or five months doing rehab but being back out there is a feeling I won't forget. I can't say I know everyone at the club, well most of them anyway, but as I have come back everyone has greeted me well. There are loads of familiar faces even the backroom staff I know so it's been nice to get back in there."

Having been pegged back to only claim a point on Saturday against Aldershot Town, Pugh was introduced following an injury sustained to centre-back Andrew Boyce.

Speaking on the performance, Pugh insisted more must be done from winning positions if the Iron want to see progression in moving up the National League table.

"I think it does to be fair, especially when you know you’ve played well in a certain half," began the United midfielder, when quizzed on how he felt after Tony Daws’ side claimed just a point. 

"We have played certain games where we can crack the first half and then we come out flying in the second half against Dorking. This one we do well in the first half and in the second half it's a totally different game. We need to play two halves where we can get a win in the full 90 minutes because that's what a game of football is."

See much more from Tom Pugh and Tony Daws on Iron Player.

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