It is good to be back in the team says Banjo

David Banjo earned a place in the starting line-up after being recalled from loan.
David Banjo earned a place in the starting line-up after being recalled from loan.

After the important win over Stranraer on Saturday the boss singled out the defence for praise after keeping a clean sheet.

And one player who was pleased to be part of that was David Banjo.

The 22-year-old has spent the last few weeks on loan at Kinnoull Juniors after signing on at Gayfield last summer.

But injuries and suspensions meant he was called back last week and went straight into Saturday’s team at right-back.

And Banjo was grateful to be back involved for the Lichties.

He told HeraldSport: “I was glad to get back into action. I went out on loan and really enjoyed my time out on loan but it has been good to get back into the team.

“It was a tough match against Stranraer and it took ourselves a while to catch the tempo of the game.

“We were good in the first half but the second half was really tough.

“But the boys stuck by it and I think we did pretty well to get the three points.

“The boss highlighted it in the changing room that he was pretty impressed with the back four so it is definitely something to build on over the next few games and hopefully into the play-offs.”

The win on Saturday put Arbroath back in the play-off position after Forfar slipped to defeat against Queen of the South.

But even though the Lichties are one point ahead of their Angus rivals, Banjo says there is still a long way to go.

He added: “We have still got a lot of work to do both in the changing room and on the pitch.

“But we are definitely getting there.

“It is a strong squad here but it is good to be a part of it.”

l Check out our video interview with David Banjo on our website

You can also watch a video of Paul Sheerin’s post-match interview from Saturday’s victory against Stranraer.

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