UNDER-21S

21/09/2010 07:00, Report by Steve Bartram

Brady glad to be back

Robbie Brady is aiming to cast off his injury concerns and consistently display his top form, after catching the eye in his first Reserves start of the season.

The Republic of Ireland under-21 international winger bagged a brace in United's 5-1 Lancashire Senior Cup win at Bury on Monday evening. He remained modest about his goals, however, and is merely looking for an uninterrupted run of action.

"I had a tough time last season, nearly seven eight months out with injury," Brady told MUTV. "I've been training nearly every day this season, I'm feeling fitter for it and hopefully I can get fitter as the weeks go on.

"The first goal, I didn't hit cleanly but the 'keeper pushed it into the net. The second one just dropped to me. I was looking to open up my body and put it into the corner but the defender was too close so I just toe-poked it in."

United's collective display yielded some impressive moments - most notably in fine goals from John Cofie and Ryan Tunnicliffe - and Brady is keen for similarly eye-catching outings during the remainder of the campaign.

"We were comfortable in the first half but we didn't push it in terms of goals. In the second half we upped it a bit more and the goals came one after the other," he said.

"The lads love to play flowing football in training and tonight we've shown we can do it in matches too. Hopefully we'll show more through the season. We're all close mates off the pitch as well so that helps us on the pitch. Sometimes things don't go as well as we'd like, but it was a good team performance tonight."

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