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Holden delighted to be back from injury

9 April 2021

Walsall midfielder Rory Holden was delighted to make his return from injury and is now hoping to contribute as much as he can in the remaining games this season.

Holden has made two appearances from the bench, the first coming last Friday against Harrogate, after recovering from a three-and-a-half-month injury lay off.

The 23-year-old admitted it was a tough road to recovery but he is now looking forward to playing his part for the Saddlers and is pleased to be back on the pitch.

“It’s fantastic. It’s been a long 14/15 weeks but I’m just happy to be back out there playing for Walsall again,” Holden said.

“It’s been tough mentally, this is the longest injury I’ve had in my career but I’ve been working really hard with Rev (Marc Czuczman) for the last 14/15 weeks so as I said, it’s been good to be back and hopefully I can contribute to the team as much as I can and we can get a few wins.

“I didn’t expect to play as much as I probably thought against Harrogate and Leyton Orient. The first 20 minutes I came back against Harrogate, I thought I was a bit sloppy and probably not up to speed but against Leyton Orient my performance was a bit better so hopefully now I can build on that and build on the minutes.

“I’ll speak to the gaffer and the physio here and we’ll work it out together.”

Holden will be hoping to be involved when Brian Dutton’s team take on Forest Green Rovers at the Banks’s Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Holden believes the team are improving and whilst he is expecting a tough game on Saturday, he is confident the team can start scoring more goals and picking up results.

“I think every game between now and the end of the season is going to be tough,” Holden commented.

“We know what Forest Green are going to bring to the table and we know the way they play.

"If we can implement our style of play, we can beat anyone in this league. In the last few games, it is turning the table. We are getting better and we are getting into better positions so hopefully now we can score a few more goals and picking up a few results.

“We believe we can beat anyone in this league and hopefully now we can start scoring goals and making our own luck because we probably deserve a bit.”

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