Bodvarsson Is Back!

Fit-again frontman Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is ready to help Wanderers keep looking up after getting back on the goal trail.

Bodvarsson netted his first league goal of an injury-hit start to the season when he came off the bench to secure the Whites’ 2-0 win over Lincoln City.

It was a typically cool finish from the Icelander as Ian Evatt’s men made it four straight league wins to stay sixth in the table.

And with 90 minutes under his belt in the Whites’ recent Papa Johns Trophy tie at Tranmere, Bodvarsson hopes he’s back for good.

“It’s always hard when you have that stop and start start to the season,” said Bodvarsson, who was laid low by a hamstring strain that has limited him to just one league start so far this term.

“My mentality has always been just to keep your head down and work hard and come back strong and it went well for me today. I’m delighted and my goal is to keep going.

“Coming off the bench today I felt really fit and physically good and much better than before.

“Whether I’ll be on the bench or starting, my mentality is to do my best for the team and for the club.

“It’s a big club that I’m in and I want to the best I can to help us.”

Bodvarsson’s return to fitness comes as a massive boost to Wanderers with the former Wolves, Reading and Millwall man adding to boss Ian Evatt’s striking options and potential goal power.

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Dion Charles moved to five for the season with the penalty that set the Whites on their way to victory over the Imps.

And Bodvarsson’s proven potency in front of goal can only help as Evatt’s men aim to keep their winning run going in back-to-back away games at Cheltenham Town and Forest Green Rovers inside the next week.

“I’m delighted to be on the score sheet again and get the three points in the end,” added Bodvarsson, who linked up with fellow substitute Dapo Afolayan to guarantee a fifth home success of the season in League One.

“We should have buried the game maybe earlier on but it’s fantastic to get the three points.

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“We’re on a good run. The dressing room is really positive. Everyone has the vision of one thing only and that’s to try and be as high as possible in the league table and hopefully try and be in the promotion spots.

“That’s what winning games does – gets you higher up the table and hopefully we’ll be able to keep that run going.

“It’s always a bit different away from home. It’s fantastic here at home and the support has been amazing.

“Down the road is always different but we accept that challenge and I think we go into those games really confident and humble as well.”

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