Striker looking forward to run in
Following Exeter City’s 4-1 victory against Bradford City last weekend at St James Park, striker John O’Flynn was in a buoyant mood looking ahead to the rest of the season.
Despite the set-backs that injuries have caused – within the midfield in particular – the Irishman is still confident in the Grecians’ prospects going forward. Matt Oakley and Tommy Doherty are just two of the more recent casualties, but the addition of loanee Lawson D’Ath has eased the pressure somewhat and Flynny feels that the fitness levels of the team are helping the squad to get the right results.
“We’re at the business end, and everything seems to be positive,” Flynny told Kirky following the game. “We’ve had a few injuries – Matty and Docs, who were playing unbelievably – but we brought in Lawson and he looked class. So Tis is doing the right things and hopefully we can continue this.
“We’re definitely a fit team. The lads have been saying in the last couple of weeks that towards the last ten, 15 or 20 minutes of games that we’re a lot fitter than some teams. That’s a good thing – it’ll hold us in good stead for the remaining seven or eight games we’ve got left.”
The Bradford fixture was the first time that the striker had completed 90 minutes in over two months – and the hamstring injury that had kept him waiting in the wings is behind him now. And after putting in an unrelenting shift against the Bantams, Flynny polished off the 4-1 victory with an 89th-minute goal.
“I’m feeling good,” he continued. “I’m just dying to get on the pitch and play full games. It was a bitter disappointment to start against Bristol Rovers and have to come off at half-time, and I’ve had a few cameo appearances – but it’s great to start and finish a game and to cap it off with a goal.”
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