Right-back and midfielder Paul Terry talked to the press immediately following Yeovils 2-1 win at Notts County in which Paul scored a superb headed goal.
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PT: I was out for the start of the season for a little while with a thigh injury. I came back and I was on the bench last week and then to get on today and score was fantastic. More importantly we got the win.
Qu: Tremendous energy as well because you were probably defending in your own six yard box when the initial move started?
PT: Yes I remember Jevo being right in my face when he started it in our box and we broke away and then we got it out to Rosey on the left and I just took a gamble. Rosey put a great ball in and I just really had to get my head to it and direct it goalwards. Fortunately it went in off the bar.
Qu: Where would you have been defending? Were you in your own six yard box?
PT: I dont know if I was in the six yard box but I was probably in the box somewhere. It was a good job one of their players gave me a shove as I wouldnt have made it otherwise!
Qu: You missed a bit of pre-season so to be able to put that burst in, with Kevin Gall running like a greyhound was very good.
PT: Yes, its important. Although I wasnt featuring because I was injured, it was important for me to keep my fitness up in other ways, which I did. Its good because we do that with all of the players. Weve all got high energy and high fitness levels. We try and keep those standards throughout the season, so when you do get the chance to come into the first team youre ready for it. Hopefully I showed I was ready for it today.
Qu: What did you do whilst you were injured to keep it ticking over?
PT: It was all different things. I was quite fortunate in that it wasnt stopping me from training but I wasnt full-out. So I was training most of the time, but then going to do loads of work at the gym with things like cycling and swimming and loads of strengthening work. Its important to keep your muscles strong as youre going to need them right for 46 games, to prevent those kind of niggly injuries. It was important to get myself strong again not just in that muscle but in the area around it.
Qu: Are you going to be buying Chris Weale a pint after his save?
PT: It was a tremendous save from Wealey and he made a couple of good saves today. I dont suppose it will be the first time he saves us this season. It was just one of those things. I thought Id judged it just right but I underhit the backpass and Wealey has come out and made a fantastic save so he let me off the hook a little bit. Maybe it was my day today!
Qu: It was a line of five at the back in the end with lots of high balls in the box to deal with.
PT: Yes they seemed to just pump it long and they ended up with four players up front and it was important that we stayed solid. I ended up tucking in and Rosey was tucking in on the other side. But Skivo, Locky and Liam were defending solidly. We looked a little bit shakey in the first half but in the second half we put it right and won a lot more headers and a lot more second balls. We really thwarted their threats of the long ball and the long throw.
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