ANTONY KAY is enjoying pre-season – but can’t wait for the proper business of Town’s League I campaign to begin at home to Bury a week on Saturday.
The versatile 28-year-old played the full 90 minutes – and wore the captain’s armband in the absence of back-injury victim Peter Clarke – as Town won 3-0 at Fleetwood on Friday.
It was the former Tranmere man’s fourth start and fifth pre-season appearance in all, each one at centre-back rather than his original Town position of midfield.
And like the team as a whole, he’s planning to put the finishing touches to his preparations in Saturday’s final friendly against League II Rotherham at the Don Valley Stadium.
“We’re happy with the way things are going, and the Scottish trip was a big thing for us, because it helped the new lads settle in,” said Kay, who recently signed a new two-year contract.
“It’s good to have chalked up so many wins in pre-season, but we all know the results that matter are those in League I, and that’s what we’re looking towards.”
Town have a development friendly at non-league Eastwood on Thursday.
Bury were 1-0 winners over FC United of Manchester at Gigg Lane on Saturday.
l Full Kay interview and Damien Johnson in focus – Pages 6, 7.