York City midfielder Paddy McLaughlin has described the “bittersweet” feeling of having to watch the Minstermen’s unbeaten start to the season whilst out injured for the majority of the term.
McLaughlin marked his return from injury with the second of York’s goals in their 2-0 triumph at Darlington at the weekend.
It was the former Newcastle midfielder’s first start of the season, having been out with a posterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in July for much of the campaign.
n his absence, City have made a remarkable start to their tilt at promotion from the Vanarama National League North, going unbeaten in their first 11 games and sitting top of the table.
While happy for the success of his team-mates, the Northern Irishman said he was itching to play throughout his recovery.
“I’ve missed a big chunk of this season so far, during pre-season and a large part of this season,” said McLaughlin.
“But, I trained over the past couple of days (before the Darlington game) and I felt fine.”