Date: 10th November 2016 at 1:50am
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Winger Solly March has been speaking of his delight at ending eleven months of time out with injury by making his return in the closing stages of our victory at the weekend over Bristol City.

Taking the two nil win on the day with goals coming from Steve Sidwell and Jamie Murphy, March was also celebrating as a 90th minute substitute because he was making a return from his long lay off with injury.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press conference following the 22 year old’s long spell on the sidelines – he damaged knee ligaments back in December against Derby County – whilst it was only a small run out on the day, it meant a lot to him given his journey back to fitness.

‘I`m delighted. I`ve waited 11 months for that, so it was obviously nice to get back out there and get a feel for it again. The last two months have been the most frustrating, because obviously I`ve felt fit but had a few little hiccups here and there with a shin problem. I`ve been in the gym for nine months, so I`d like to think I`ve got stronger, but it`s been a very long road and it`s great to be back.’

Having also been on display for the Under 23 side as he built up his fitness and sharpness once more before a first team return, he admitted it was a tough but necessary process to get him back to fitness – and he knew he could expect a few more Under 23 trips before he’s classed as 100%.

‘It`s a tough injury to come back from and puts doubt into your head, so it`s probably more the mental side that makes it hard. But it`ll take time to build confidence up and get back to where I was. I`ve still got a lot of work to do, but hopefully I`ll get some more game time with the under-23s. There`s a long way to go; I`ve got to get back to full fitness and play a few more games, and hopefully with those minutes I`ll be able to push for starts in the first team.’

Ending with talk of the game itself, March was obviously delighted with the win – our third straight away victory and he credited Sidwell for the surprise nature of his strike.

‘It was a great performance, especially in the first half. Siddy`s goal was unbelievable and nobody saw it coming on his weak foot. It was a great away performance from everybody, so I couldn`t be any happier with getting the three points.’

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