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4 February 2015

Bruno on re-joining the club on loan...

With time ticking away on Transfer Deadline Day, Bruno Andrade was sat at home hoping for a phone call and much to his delight he got one.

“It’s good to be back, I’ve been keeping my eye on Stevenage ever since I left and when the gaffer called me it was a no-brainer, I had to say yes.

“It must’ve been around 6 or 7 (o’clock) and I was just watching Transfer Deadline Day on Sky Sports then my phone rang! I must’ve answered within the first two rings and was really glad to see it was the gaffer.”

Since his loan spell here last season, Andrade admits he’s had a difficult time.

“It’s been kind of hard for me this year. I’ve just been keeping my head down, playing with the QPR U21s and I’ve been playing and training well as of late but have always been after an opportunity like this.”

After news of the announcement hit social media on Monday night, Andrade received plenty of messages from fans who were pleased to see him back.

“I really appreciated the nice messages from the fans, it feels good to come back and feel welcome.”

On Tuesday Andrade trained with his team mates for the first time and despite a whole host of changes since his last spell, he said he slotted right in.

“Yeah there’s only about 5 left from last year? Obviously I know them well and I met the new lads; good lads, good players and I’m looking forward to getting to know them better. My first day was like I never left, it was really good.”

After being at the club during last season’s ultimately unsuccessful fight for survival, being at the other end of the table is a welcome boost.

“It’s good to be pushing for something, especially when you’re still close to the play-offs… I think we’re 3 points off? We just need to take it a game at a time and hopefully by the end we’ll be where we want to be.”

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