One of the positives from Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Yeovil Town was the second half substitute appearance of Adam Marriott.
The striker has been out with a long-term knee problem since February but came on for the final 15 minutes and played his part in Boro’s late equaliser, winning the free-kick from which Tom Pett headed home Connor Ogilvie’s cross to earn a deserved point.
Speaking to us after the game, Adam was delighted to be back out on the football pitch:
“Yeah it’s great to be back. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get on but I was happy to get 20 minutes and I’m feeling alright. I’ll probably be feeling stiff tomorrow but it’s good to get out there.
“20 minutes is probably what I could do today. Obviously I want to do more but I don’t think my body is quite up to it. But after another couple of week’s training, I’ll be there or thereabouts.
“It’s been tough but you’ve got to keep mentally strong. There’s not been much I could do about it. It’s killed me sitting on the sidelines but I’ve been cheering the boys on. I’d like to help the boys in any way I can and now I’m back on the pitch I’m hoping to have an impact there.”
As and when Adam forces his way into the starting XI, or even as a sub, he says he’s excited by the prospect of linking up with the likes of Armand Gnanduillet or Brett Williams up top.
“Last season I had a couple of partnerships with big lads and I think I did quite well. That’s my game really, off a big man and hopefully we can get the best out of each other if we did play up front together.”