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Tariq: "I Was Desperate To Get Back And Help The Lads"

21 April 2022

Full-back Tariq Uwawke returned from injury to play just over an hour at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday evening.

The former Chelsea youngster is now hoping to finish the season on an individual high after being ruled out since the end of February when he suffered a knee injury at home to Oxford United.

Uwawke has made 6 appearances since signing on a permanent basis during the January window.

The 22-year-old is now hoping to play his part in the two remaining games at home to Ipswich and away at Lincoln.

Uwawke told the club’s official website: “It is good to back. It was so frustrating because I just wanted to be out there helping the team. That is probably why I tried to come back sooner and suffered a set-back. I tried to get back for a game and it wasn’t possible and I missed another one because of that.

“I just wanted to be back out with the lads and I was able to train for a couple of days before the Sheffield Wednesday game. It was full contact and I felt good. It is great to be back and now we have these games to show what we can do.

“The fans have suffered enough this season, they have suffered a lot, so we have to work on things for next season and make sure we go straight back up. I fancy a bit of that.

“It has changed with the gaffer moving on. I will always be grateful to him for signing me and bringing me to Crewe but that happens in football.

“The change has come and the new gaffer and staff have been very supportive. They are giving us everything in terms of preparation and it has been good.”

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