Myles Anderson has insisted he is ready to give everything
for the cause during the National League run-in after returning to Pools
The whole-hearted defender spent a month at The EBB Stadium
during which he was able to get some minutes under his belt and improve hismatch fitness.
His return to The Vic came at a crucial time for Pools too,
with fellow centre-backs Fraser Kerr and Michael Raynes struck down by injurywhich allowed Anderson a route back in to the team.
The 30-year-old made his second Pools start of the season
during the 1-1 draw at Dover Athletic on Saturday and has admitted it felt goodto be back in a blue and white shirt.
“I didn't really want to leave because this is my Club and
this is where I have my connections with my teammates and the fans – I havebeen here eighteen months now and I love being here,” he told Pools TV.
“But, of course, I have to listen to the advice that I amgiven from the coaching staff and the Manager.
“They told me that, through no fault of my own on the back
of a couple of injuries, I wasn't going to be able to go straight back in tothe team.
“It was imperative for me to go and get some game time or atleast be in and around a First Team environment.
“I was able to do that at Aldershot but, in my head, I was
always looking to come back and I think that was the plan for me. I am back nowand looking to give everything for my teammates and the Club.
“It was unfortunate that both Raynesy and Fraser picked uptheir injuries and I am really sorry for that.
“From my point of view, I had to make sure that I am as
professional as I can be and keep myself fit and as focused as possible so thatwhen an opportunity did arise I was ready to take it.
“Hopefully I did that to the best of my ability on Saturday.”
Despite the disappointment of conceding an injury-time
equaliser at Dover, the point picked up helped lift Pools back in to the tophalf of the National League table.
And while Anderson knows time is running out for Pools to
drive themselves in to play-off contention, he is adamant there is still abelief inside the camp that they can get there.
“We always have to be positive and keep looking up, which weare.
“We have 16 games left for us to go on and run and you never
know what can happen; it is going to be hard but everyone is fighting for itand we're still in with a shout.
“We have to keep going between now and the end of the season and just give it our all.”