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INTERVIEW: Exactly what I wanted

14 April 2015

Midfielder Paul Corry on his loan extension

Midfielder Paul Corry spoke to us about the extension of his loan deal shortly after putting pen to paper on Monday afternoon.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time with the club so this is exactly what I wanted,” he said. “I’ve managed to get a few games under my belt and I feel as if I’m getting fitter and stronger with every game I play.

“It’s good to be here and it’s good to know I’m going to be able to help until the end of the season, because we all want this club to retain its league status.”

“This loan spell has become really important to me,” he told us. “It obviously gives me a lot more exposure than I would get from playing reserve games back at Sheffield Wednesday. It’s good for me to be out there and taking part in competitive games, and all I can do is my best every time I’m selected.

“I’m out of contract at the end of the season so I have to hope that playing games here will help to catapult me on to better things. I’ve had a bit of contact from Sheffield Wednesday and I think they’re pleased to see I’m getting games as well.

“You can start to feel quite downhearted when you’re watching games from the stands so being able to play in front of crowds where the results matter has been massive. I think we’ve shown as a team that we’re going to get the points in whatever way we can, and I’m just happy to be here to help with that.”

“I think I’m getting used to League Two football,” he added. “The games are physical and competitive, particularly at this stage of the season, and it isn’t really the right time to get the ball down and start to try to spray it around. 

“We need to take as few risks as we can and I think I’m educating myself every time I go out. For my own game it’s about picking the right moments to play. The more time I get out on the pitch the better I become at identifying those opportunities.

“No two games are the same and we also have real competition for places here. We’ve set up in a few different ways in the last few games and that shows we have a lot of flexibility. 

“You have to respect the manager’s decision on who he goes with and if that means I sit out, but the team gets three points, you won’t find me complaining. I’m all about being a team player and I’ll do whatever is best for the unit.”

“It's a team game and I’ll be ready over these four remaining games whenever the manager calls on me,” he said. “I want to contribute as much as I can in any way I can. It’s about being positive as we go into these important last few fixtures.”

And we couldn't let him go without talking about his amazing goal at Oxford, he said: “I actually got a message from Soccer AM to ask me whether or not I meant it.

“My reply was that if Ronaldinho meant it in the World Cup, then I did as well! It was literally about putting the ball in a dangerous area and, with that type of free kick, if you manage that there's always a chance it will go in.

“Charlie [Wyke] tried to take it off me but I’m not having that. There’s no way I’m letting him have that one. It’s gone down underneath my stats and that keeps me happy.”

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