Sean delighted to play in Blackburn draw
- Sean Scannell reviews Huddersfield Town's draw with Blackburn Rovers
- Winger returns after two games out through injury
- 'Scanz' enjoyed battle with Marcus Olsson
Sean Scannell’s return to the starting XI for Saturday’s draw against Blackburn Rovers was a welcome sight for any Town fan.
Town’s reigning ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ missed the first two competitive games of the 2015/16 campaign due to a niggling hamstring complaint, but returned in typically impactful fashion to lead the charge against Rovers on Saturday.
“It felt good to come back into the team for my first game. Towards the end of the game I got a little bit tired, but I kept on going and going,” Sean admitted to htafc.com.
“I think we could have got the result, but obviously they got the goal and that let us down a bit. Everyone was a little bit disappointed, but we had to start somewhere and we got a point. We didn’t lose.
“I thought we looked a real threat in the first half. We still had a few different chances in the second half too, but they got the goal and that turned things around a little bit. Looking back, (Mark) Hudson had a header cleared off the line and I had a good chance fall to me too.”
Scannell’s return saw him come up against a familiar foe in impressive Swedish left back Marcus Olsson; a duel that was one of the highlights of the fixture.
Sean continued: “I think he’s a good player; I’ve come up against him a few times now. I love playing against left backs like him, because he’s strong and quick like me. He also gets forward too, so that gives me a bit of a challenge defensively. He’s a good player.”
The winger was one of Town’s major attacking threats all afternoon on the right; an impressive feat given he’s not completely fighting fit yet.
“I’m not 100% fit yet and I could still feel my hamstring a bit playing through the game. That’s a bit annoying, but I gave everything I could. I can’t wait until I’m back to full strength,” he admitted.
‘Scanz’ is hoping to be fit enough to feature in Tuesday night’s game against Brighton & Hove Albion; a team he has been impressed with so far:
“We have to push on from that now going into the Brighton game. I feel good about every home game, because I think we are hard to beat here.
“They will be a good side; they’ve won both their games so far. I watched them against Nottingham Forest and they played well. They like to keep the ball, but coming here will be different for them as we are a good, battling team.”