VIDEO: Scroggins speaks

By Daniel Prince

South Shields captain Leepaul Scroggins has admitted it has been a “long pre-season” for him – but told of his delight after a scoring return against Newton Aycliffe.

Scroggins netted a penalty within seven minutes of coming on in what was his first appearance since July 11.

In the video above, Scroggins discusses Saturday’s win, gives an injury update and talks about how impressed he has been with how his team-mates have done in pre-season.

The midfielder also looks ahead to the start of the league campaign, and why the camp is “buzzing” ahead of Saturday’s opener against Northallerton Town.