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Alex Gogic post match Wednesday

Alex Gogic spoke to Accies media’s Martin McConnell following the Aberdeen game……

For starters, congratulations on being back and playing first team football.

“Thank you. It’s amazing to be back and playing long-term. It’s my first ninety minutes in maybe ten months I think. As I said, it’s good to be back and helping out with my team mates, I obviously want to help out as much as I can now and hopefully start winning matches. We’ve got to start winning, it’s nice to be back but the results need to start going our way to make things nice for all of us.”

Was it difficult for you being out long term?

“I’ve done great rehab work with the physios and sport scientists. Mentally I’m prepared after resting and passing all the medical tests that they’ve put me through. When they say you can play it gives you some confidence. Obviously everyone is different but I’m just focusing now on what I’ve got to do on the pitch, and what I’m asked to do on the pitch for the team.”

And are you happy now that you’ve completed a full ninety minutes?

“Yes, yes, my body is okay now. The sports scientists have had me out doing plenty of running and training. Obviously match fitness is a different thing from running and training but I’ve just completed my first ninety minutes and my body feels good. I’ve also played in a few games, against Motherwell for a bit and in a friendly for seventy minutes. It was great playing today and have no concerns, that makes me happy.”

The side went in 1-0 down at half-time after playing pretty well for spells. How did you see it?

“Yes, we started well and seemed to be doing everything right but then gave away an easy goal. It was frustrating because we all could see that Aberdeen were getting angry, their manager was always shouting at them. We were doing very well and then the score goes 1-0, they can then relax a little bit. Unfortunately we give away easy goals and that’s what kills us.”

The second half saw Accies give away two early goals, the heads go down and there was no coming back was there?

“Yes, 100%. You could see that we tried to get something back but when they get the goals, they then sit back and concentrate on keeping possession. It’s then easy for them to see the game out.”

Difficult game away to Celtic on Saturday, but maybe more importantly, games against Dundee and St. Johnstone at home. Can the boys raise their game for these fixtures?

“We’ve got to be able to, we have no other options. Each and every one of us needs to have a good look at ourselves and get ready for a fight. We can look at the table and see a relegation battle ahead of us. We need to fight and look within ourselves, find something and start getting points.”



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