Boro Player spoke to central defender Andy Iro after his return from a loan spell with League Two side Barnet, and he said that he has just one aim in mind.
In response to a question about pushing into the first team, the 28 year old said “I really think I can help this team in some way, I know results haven’t necessarily gone the team’s way over the last few months and the league position is catching up to us a little bit so we have fallen down, so hopefully if I can bring anything or add anything on the field then I am going to try and do that.” When asked if he was looking forward to making a full debut soon for the club he joked “definitely, I’m going to go and have a word with Gary now actually!”
He also admitted that it is nice to be back at the Boro, telling us “I’ve missed being around the guys so it’s nice to get back into training and get reacquainted with the team and coaching staff” but said that the loan spell has done him the world of good.
Iro joined Stevenage last September after leaving Toronto FC in January 2012 upon completion of the MLS season and gaining that important match fitness was clearly key to his development at Boro – something his time with the Bees has helped with.
“I played 7 or 8 games – there is no substitute for 90 minutes, you can do whatever you need to do in training or practice matches but obviously playing in a full 90 minutes competitively, there’s no substitute. I’m happy, I’m feeling pretty good and fit.”
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