Brendan Galloway

Galloway's Forest Green Reaction

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As much as we all enjoyed seeing Brendan Galloway back in action, playing 90 minutes in an Argyle shirt for the first time in nine months, you can bet that the man himself enjoyed it just as much.

Galloway started – and finished – Argyle’s game at Forest Green Rovers in which The Pilgrims won 3-0 thanks to goals from Finn Azaz, Bali Mumba and Niall Ennis. It was Argyle’s first away of the season, with Brendan making the latest step in a recovery from a knee injury suffered in November.

And if the Green Army appreciated seeing Galloway back, you can be sure the feeling was mutual.

“I feel great,” he said. “To be back on the pitch in a league game, winning tackles, helping the team, it feels great. I was looking forward to the opportunity.

“Fair play to the away support. They have stuck with us through hard times, like Tuesday night. Here, we wanted to give them something to smile about, we wanted to give them something to cheer. They were very loud and helped give us that bit extra. They stick by us through the good and through the bad.”

As a defender, naturally Brendan was not only satisfied with Argyle’s victory, but also it came with a hard-fought clean sheet into the bargain.

Argyle were clinical, and the fact they deserved their win will be denied by very few who saw the game, but Forest Green had chances, and The Pilgrims still had to put in a committed performance to ensure their defence was never breached.

“We worked hard as a whole” said Brendan. “We didn’t stop running, fought for second balls and we were ruthless when we got into scoring positions.

“We put in a really good away performance – three points and a clean sheet. It was a good day all round.

“It’s a team game, a team effort. We’ve got a great squad here; a squad that the manager can utilise and change when he needs to. We’re a really tight group. Whenever he makes changes, the same principles apply. We worked hard in training to put things right from Tuesday,

“It was a complete away performance. We got three goals. Fair play to the lads who took their goals. We had a ruthlessness about us. And then we defended well – not just the defenders but as a whole. On the front, pressing and getting stuck in; the midfielders, Coops making great saves as he does.

“In the 90th minute we are still trying to get blocks in, still trying to win our tackles, we’re still trying to defend our goal like it’s 0-0. We want those clean sheets. Fair play to the boys, we got one."

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