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Senior: It's Good To Be Back

Young defender delighted with starting chance and aiming to help launch a recovery

12 December 2021

Adam Senior admits he didn’t expect to be relaunching his Wanderers’ career again just yet.

But the teenage defender impressively seized the moment at Accrington Stanley and is delighted to be wearing a Whites’ shirt again.

“It’s been mad to be honest. Last week when I was at Guiseley I didn’t think I’d be at Accrington a week later.

“But that’s football. It changes so much but it’s good to be back,” said Senior.

Senior was playing on loan at York City up until the middle of last week when he made his final appearance for the National League North side at Gateshead.

His stint with the Minstermen followed a similar spell with Northern Premier League outfit Ashton United before Wanderers’ crippling injury and unavailability list prompted a re-call from boss Ian Evatt and a place straight back in his starting line-up.

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“I have enjoyed my time out on loan. I needed to get (match) fit. I haven’t played proper week-in, week-out for two years now,” Senior added.

“With the injuries that have gone on here I thought it would be a good opportunity.

“That’s the luck you need in football so I was happy when I got called back and when the gaffer told me I was playing I was buzzing.

“I support Bolton, so it’s always what I want to do.”

Local lad Senior slotted in at right-back against Stanley and looked the part in a first EFL appearance since October, 2019 and only a second ever start at League One level.

But despite sharing in a solid defensive performance at the Wham Stadium, the 19-year-old couldn’t prevent Wanderers from slipping to a 1-0 defeat after paying the price for missing first-half chances, including a heading opportunity he had himself just before the break.

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“It was a good game to get thrown into because it’s a local derby,” Senior said.

“If we had taken all of those chances in the first half it’s 3-1 and it’s a completely different game.

“I thought we showed the signs where we looked at the start of the season. It’s about sticking together now and riding this wave we’re going through.

“We’re going to be down because we’ve lost but we’ve all got to stay positive and stay as one group – everyone in the club and around the club.

“We were in this situation last season so we know what we’ve got to do.

“Boys are coming back fit now. We’re going to be a good squad when everyone’s back and we’ve got to crack on.”

To watch Adam’s post-match interview, click HERE


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