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Scowen Thanks Fans For 'Unreal' Reception on His Return

25 January 2016

Reds midfielder Josh Scowen has thanked the Barnsley supporters for an 'unreal' reception he received on Saturday against Rochdale.

The 22-year-old returned to action for the first time since November 7th, when he picked up a knee injury against Altrincham in the FA Cup.

Speaking to, Scowen said of the huge roar he received on his return, "It was quite scary really! It was a great feeling to hear that massive cheer. I'm grateful to the fans and everyone in the medical department for helping me get back. It was unreal.

"Sedgey (Craig Sedgwick - Head Physiotherapist) has been helpful and got me through, I'm grateful to him and Vikki (Stevens, Assistant Physiotherapist) for their help."

Scowen came on as a 79th-minute substitute at 3-1 as the Reds then went on to make it six against the Dale.

"I thought 'who's behind me!?'," he laughed. "I've never had anything like that before. Thanks a lot to the fans for giving me a great welcome back.

"I'm not a player to try and hold back just because I was injured. If something happens again, it happens again. I'll carry on playing the way I was before I got injured and keep going."

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