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21 January 2016

Club News


21 January 2016

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Defender's delight as fitness helps improve performance

Magnus Okuonghae says he is able to look at himself in the mirror again as he continues his return to full fitness and confidence at the heart of the Town defence. 

The 29-year-old centre-half has started the last seven matches, including last weekend’s goalless draw with Cambridge in what was manager Nathan Jones’s first game in charge.

Okuonghae had only played twice for the Town prior to starting at Peterborough at the beginning of December.

And the former Colchester man believes he is now getting back to his best after a frustrating 18 months disrupted by injuries.

"I'm not going to get carried away or over-excited, but my body felt good," Okuonghae told Hatters Player after his latest 90 minutes. 

"That is what I felt like prior to my injury a year ago and hopefully I can just keep getting stronger and stronger.

"It was tough because I've been fit, then I got injured. I went to Hartlepool, came back injured and was out for a long time.

"I probably started playing before I would have liked to but because of injuries I had to play and I probably didn't do myself justice.

"I've worked hard and made sure I've stayed fit and hopefully today’s performance is back to my standard. 

"It was hard to look in the mirror after some of those early games that I played because I just didn't feel right, my body didn't feel right."

Watch the full interview with Magnus here on Hatters Player.

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