Dion Conroy is looking forward to getting back in the action as Swindon travel to Plymouth this evening in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Conroy has a chance to stake a claim for a start in the league this weekend after seven weeks out following his last appearance against Lincoln City, back in August.
“I’m looking forward to it. I thought I was going to be playing on Saturday, I was pushing for that but the manager wanted me to get more game time. It has been a frustrating six or seven weeks since Lincoln but it is part of the injury I had before, things like this happen.
“I feel physically good. I feel fit and strong so I am ready to perform. You can only do so much in training. You can look good, do everything right but if the team are putting in performances, you aren’t getting in.
“Obviously, you don’t want the team to lose, you have to have a little bit of luck on your side. You just have to be patient and being patient is very difficult, especially after being injured for a year.
“I started the first three games and then I had a bizarre knock but waiting an extra month isn’t too bad, I’m just looking forward to it.”
Lower attendances in the tournament mean that Conroy and the team will not have a crowd to bounce off.
“The boys have to be together and almost create our own atmosphere.”
“Everyone has to be up for it and we all need to be playing the ball nice and crisp.
“We need to do that from the get go. their could be 10 fans or 10,000 fans, it doesn’t matter because it is down to us.
“Everyone has had those games where there haven’t been many people in the crowd and there isn’t much riding on the game. It is part of the game so I am just looking forward to getting back out there and playing.”