Aaron Wildig pleased to be back in the fold after injury
Midfielder Aaron Wildig returned to action as a late substitute in the 1-0 reverse to Preston after a period on the side-lines through injury.
Wildig suffered the injury after a heavy challenge against Notts County in November and it was feared he may miss a large portion of the season. But just over a month later, Wildig is back and he’s looking to regain match sharpness to make an impact on Graham Turner’s side.
“Yeah it’s nice to be back, but it would’ve been nicer to come back to a positive result,” said Wildig.
“As soon as I got the scan results and it started to get better I pushed to get back as soon as possible. It’s just a matter of getting fit now, I’m not match fit at the moment so I need to get there.
“Obviously after four weeks of not doing anything on your legs you lose that match fitness and sharpness, so I’ve just got to work hard in training to get that back and then I’ll hopefully get a game in the team.
“It’s nice to get that time at the end. The game was stretched because we were putting them on the back foot and we were just trying to force the space to get a shot off but it didn’t happen.”
Despite the defeat, Wildig was impressed with the team’s application and performance against a much fancied Preston side.
“I think we played quite well overall. They’re quite fancied this year. You’ve only got to look at the subs they brought on, full of Championship experience, but I thought we pushed them all the way.
“I thought we lacked that final bit in front of goal, but other than that I didn’t think there was anything between the teams.”
Having played every team once now in League One, the return fixtures start on New Years Day with a trip to Oldham – and having already lost twice to the Latics this season in league and cup, Wildig is keen for Town to get their own back.
“You’ve got to get your home form right, we’ve got to build on that in our next home game against Leyton Orient, but before that we’ve got Oldham, which is a massive game.
“We’ve lost to Oldham twice already this season so we need to go there and win to make it right.
“We need to get back to back wins in the league. I don’t think we’ve done that this season, so we need to do that and build from there, starting with Oldham on Wednesday.”