Aidy White spoke with the assembled media here at Bloomfield Road following the 0-0 stalemate..
The Reds left-back has been out through injury for the last three months, missing a big chunk of the season so far and as you might imagine he was glad to be finally back out on the pitch.
He said: “I’ve been out for about three months now injured so it’s my first game back. I’ve been training for the last couple of weeks but I’ve got some game time in my legs now this afternoon so hopefully I can build my fitness back up and keep playing more games.
“Andy (Yiadom) has filled in really well, especially with him not being a natural left-back, having to play on this side with a right foot, it’s not easy but he’s done very well in there. But I have my chance now to play some games and like I say, I hope I can stay injury-free and help us win games.”
Despite the stalemate and having to go back to Oakwell for a replay, Aidy believes it will give the players the opportunity to make amends, put this game behind them and go on and reach the next round.
“The Gaffer (Paul Heckingbottom) had a couple of tough words at half-time, and I think we began to improve afterwards. We’d not shown our true quality in the first half. I think we were too deep and not high enough on the press. We struggled today in the first half especially with that. We found it difficult at times to get out of our half. We didn’t play as good as we should have, like we have been doing.
“But we came out stronger after the break and created a few chances that we couldn’t quite take but we’re still in the hat, so hopefully we get them back at our place and get into the next round.”
Aidy finished with a word of appreciation for the travelling Reds supporters who backed the lads in big numbers here at Bloomfield Road today.
“It was a great turnout” he said. “Great numbers from our fans. They filled half the stadium really, it’s a shame we couldn’t get it done for them today but I think with them behind us at Oakwell it will hopefully help us put them away and get through to the fourth round.”
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