REACTION | Michael Fowler pleased with return

Striker Michael Fowler said it felt ‘different’ as he made his return against former club Dunston UTS. 

The summer signing had been out of action since his red card against Pontefract Collieries in the FA Trophy and then a subsequent injury had kept him out.

He came in the 57th minute for Mikey Roberts with the Anchors 1-0 down to Dale Pearson’s first half penalty. Stockton eventually earned point through Michael Sweet despite going down to ten when Dan McWilliams saw red.

“Different I’ll say playing against your old team but I enjoyed it. I got a lot of the ball and had a few half chances which I am disappointed with and maybe on another day they would go in.”

“I was sat on the bench raring to get on even more so than a normal game. I really wanted to win that game as you can probably tell from the way I was pressing.”

Fowler last action on the pitch for the Anchors had been the aforementioned red card against Pontefract Collieries which he was given for an altercation with a defender.

He then suffered an injury which took a few weeks to recover from.

Reflecting on his time out, Fowler said: “The suspension was silly but I took it on the head. Then the following week I got injured but I have had to just stick in and work hard in the gym.

“I have had few training and I have just been raring to get back on there.”

Fowler has an another opportunity to get back in the squad as Stockton Town make the long trip to Carlton Town on Tuesday.

The Millers were on the end of a 2-0 defeat to Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Looking ahead, Fowler said: “Excited as always. Obviously will be my second game back and as a team six points could put us back where we belong up there. So just kick on from today.”

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