Lindie delighted with first 90 minutes in six months

SAINTS new boy James Lindie got his first 90 minutes under his belt in six months during Tuesday night s 1-0 win over Maidenhead United. Former Southend trainee, Lindie, has been nursing a nasty ankle injury that ruled him out for half a year and has left

SAINTS new boy James Lindie got his first 90 minutes under his belt in six months during Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Maidenhead United.

Former Southend trainee, Lindie, has been nursing a nasty ankle injury that ruled him out for half a year and has left him short of match fitness.

"I couldn't believe I got through 90 minutes," Lindie told the Herts Advertiser. "Every time the subs board went up I was praying it was going to be me because that is my first game for six months. I was pleased to get it under my belt though."

Lindie's injury was a serious one and the 20-year-old is delighted just to be back playing.

"I broke my ankle and did the ligaments in my Achilles; it was quite a serious injury.

It was frustrating but it's just one of those things in football that you have to put up with," explained Lindie.

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"Steve's (Castle) given me a good opportunity to come here and play football and hopefully I can repay him by getting some goals and some wins under our belt."

Lindie had a number of chances during Tuesday night's victory and the striker believes with a bit more match fitness he'll start to take them and help City push up the league table.

"I'd like to think when I'm a bit sharper I'd put them away," he said.

"The one in the second half I definitely think I should've had that. In the first half I had header which got a nasty bump on my mouth.

"Hopefully we can go and get a good result on Saturday (at Thurrock) to help push us up the league table again.