McEleney ready to go

Patrick McEleney is looking to get back to full fitness and is ready to ‘light up’ the crowd at Boundary Park. After recovering from a troublesome thigh problem he is raring to go. The 25-year-old said, “I try and excite people. I like to play behind the striker and make things happen. I want to bring goals and assists to the team, it’s what I’ve been brought here to do and I’m confident I can do that.” After playing against Manchester United in a behind closed doors friendly versus he commented, “It was good a game to be involved in. I thought I did okay, there’s room for improvement but it was great to get back out there.”

“Obviously I picked up an injury when I came to the club, I feel like I rushed back too soon and got another setback which wasn’t good. I’ve worked as hard as I possibly could to get back into the team, my aim is to stay there now. The game over here is a lot more faster, there’s less time on the ball. I think can help the team a lot judging from what I’ve seen and I back myself to do so. I know which style we play and what our strengths are, it’s been a good opportunity to watch but I’d rather have been playing. At times we play some really good stuff, there’s too much quality in the squad to be where we are. We’ll just keep plugging away and get ourselves out of trouble.”