Brad Barry is back fighting fit and is raring to go for Town’s Development game away at Peterborough United on Tuesday afternoon.
having sustained a hamstring injury during that game. thThe defender hasn’t featured for the Reds since the defeat to Bury at SN1 on September 17
However, having completed his recovery, Barry will now get the chance to step up his fitness when Town’s Development Side get their Central League campaign underway against their Peterborough counterparts tomorrow (2pm Kick-Off).
“It is everything you want to come back from injury and knowing that everything is all clear,” he told swindontownfc.co.uk.
“To get back out on the training pitch is better than being stuck in the gym, but I trained today and I didn’t feel anything which is good.
“I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
“When you are coming back from injury all you need is minutes because you can’t get match fitness if you don’t play matches, so it is perfect timing for me.
“I’ve literally just finished all of my rehab, trained today and we’ve got a game tomorrow so it will be really important for me to get out there tomorrow.
“All I want is to get back into the first-team scene and get ready for Saturday, so to have a game on Tuesday is perfect because you will still get enough rest throughout the week.”
And Barry believes being involved in the Central League this season is ideal for Town’s Academy players to be able to test themselves at a higher level.
“Tomorrow is perfect for the injured boys who are coming back because they need to get minutes in their legs, and it is perfect for the young lads as well because they need minutes just as much as anyone else just to get the experience.
“It is good for the youth team as well to play with a few of the first-team boys, so it is good for the club to be in that league.
“It gets them used to the way we play and how physical and quick it is. It gets them thinking quicker and that is what they need at a young age.
“Young players are always going to get given opportunities at this club, you have seen that with Jordan Young. He’s trained with us and he’s a talented little player.
“Tomorrow will be a good day.”