Mousinho raring to go as run-in hots up

Stevenage midfielder made his comeback from injury on Saturday after five months on the sidelines

JOHN Mousinho says he wants to contribute as much as possible in Stevenage’s run-in after featuring for the first team for the first time in five months in Saturday’s 6-0 win over Yeovil Town.

The Stevenage midfielder has been out of action since injuring his foot in the club’s FA Cup victory over Hartlepool United in November but came on for Michael Bostwick with 10 minutes to go with Boro already four goals to the good.

Speaking after the game, Mousinho told The Comet that the injury was worse than he and the club initially thought but now he is back in the reckoning he hopes to help his side to a League 1 play-off place.

“It was brilliant [featuring for the first team,” Mousinho said.

“Obviously having that sort of time out it can be tough coming back in but the fact that it was 4-0 and they had 10 men - we never take anything for granted, but I think the game was fairly safe the way we were playing - so getting a few minutes was really pleasing and the fact we scored a couple of goals after I’d got on was really pleasing from a personal point of view.

“Not that I had anything to do with them, but just to be on whilst they were scoring and to get back into a winning team was really enjoyable.

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“There’s nothing we could have done [about the injury]. The break was a bit worse than we initially thought. It took a lot longer to heal than we thought and it’s been a really slow process but thankfully I’m not coming back into a side with nothing to play for I’m coming back into a side now with everything to play for and hitting a good spell of form.

“Hopefully it has come at a good time for the manager who hasn’t really had any use for me at all, and also for the players. Hopefully I can give them a bit more every week and keep improving my own playing and form and really contribute to the run-in.”

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