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MARCH PLEASED WITH COMEBACK

23 August 2016

The winger played for the first time in over eight months.


Solly March was pleased to make his long-awaited return to action in Brighton & Hove Albion under-23s’ 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last night.

The 22-year-old featured for the first 45 minutes at the Checkatrade.com Stadium and was delighted to be in action.

He said, “This is a game we’ve penned in for a while, so it was just about trying to get myself ready for it and making sure I was ready to go.

“I’ve been in full-contact training for the past two to three weeks; and I feel good.

“It’s been nearly nine months since I last played, so it’s been a long process. Looking back now, I would say it’s gone quite quickly, but I wouldn’t have said that three months into my recovery. I just can’t wait to get back.

“There were tough periods when I was down and times where I was feeling better about things, but that’s part and parcel of keeping your spirits up.

“My family and everyone around me has kept me feeling positive.”

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The winger is now targeting more game time for Simon Rusk’s side when they welcome Fulham to the Amex on Friday night, but insists he has not set a specific date for a return to first-team football.

“I’m taking it as it comes. There’s another game at the Amex on Friday and hopefully I can play longer than an hour in that game to get some more fitness.

“I just want to get through that Friday game, build up my fitness and train some more over the next few weeks.

“Hopefully I’ll be ready for the next game after the international break. We’ll wait and see how it goes.”


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