Ellis Iandolo spoke to the local press earlier this week about stepping up his return from injury, the Central League defeat to Exeter City on Tuesday and Town’s trip to Port Vale on Saturday.
“I get a lot from these games because coming back from injury I need to keep fit and I need to be on top of things,” he said.
“The pitch wasn’t the best but you’ve got to deal with these things.
“We tried to play out from the back and got caught a couple of times, but the results in these games aren’t the main thing.
“It is about players like myself trying to get minutes and staying fit.
“We are all out here to impress and we all want to be in the team so whatever we can do and whatever we can show out here is important.
“The Gaffer was here to see who is competing for places in the team so that is a big thing for the boys that are on the fringes at the minute.”
Iandolo has played in a couple of Development games since returning from a hip injury and he feels he is starting to get back to his best.
“It took me a couple of weeks and probably a bit longer than I expected but I feel like things are starting to come back to how I want them to be,” he continued.
“I feel fit, I feel strong and I want to be playing every week if I can.
“The next step for me is to try and get in the squad and maybe get off the bench, but I just need to keep doing what I’m doing and I’m sure it will come.”
Finally, Iandolo has insisted that spirits are still high in the Town camp despite the 1-0 defeat to Chesterfield last Saturday, and the midfielder is confident about his side’s chances against Port Vale tomorrow.
“The morale is still high and we’re all really positive about how the season is going to go - we don’t believe that we’re going to be down at the end of the season,” he added.
“We’ve got to take every game as it comes and make sure we get three points every game.
“Picking up six points from the last three games is good form and we wanted to do better on Saturday, but we’ll go into the next game with the same mentality as we do every game.
“We’ve just got to take our chances and make sure that we get three points.
“Every game for us, no matter who we play, is big and we’ve got to win at this stage of the season so we just focus on ourselves and we need to perform and try and get the three points.
“It is a massive pitch at Port Vale but if anything that suits us because we can play out and there will be lots of spaces in the game, so hopefully we can find the right players and create more chances and hopefully take them.”