MIDFIELDER Aaron Wildig was a happy man after marking his first appearance of the season with the winning goal against Oldham in midweek and looking to build on that this weekend when the Shrimps welcome Cambridge United to the Mazuma Stadium.
Wildig scored the only goal of the game in the Carabao Cup win over Harry Kewell’s side as he was brought into the side after recovering from an early-season sickness bug.
He said: “I got myself in good shape over the summer and came back the fittest I’ve been in ages. But the day before the Grimsby game I felt really ill with a stomach bug and I didn’t go back into training for about a week and was still struggling in the early stages of this week.
“I was gutted not to be involved after working so hard so I was glad to get a start on Tuesday and glad to get on the scoresheet. Liam McAlinden did ever so well to play in a great ball and it was good to see it go in.
“I did start to tire after about 65 minutes which I suppose was understandable but I was delighted to be involved and it was great to get the win.’’
Wildig was one of seven changes made by manager Derek Adams to the side that beat Cheltenham and he says Tuesday’s performance shows the strength of the Shrimps’ squad this season.
He said: “I think you could see how strong we are as we made a lot of changes after a good result on Saturday and still produced a good performance.
“I would say we have 20 players pushing the manager to get a start on Saturday so that competition for places will stand us in good stead with players knowing they will have to play well to keep their spots in the team.’’