Midfielder hopes for a win to seal a week in which he became a father for the first time
Marc Laird is hoping to celebrate becoming a father for the first time this week with a win at Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
Laird’s partner gave birth earlier this week and he’s hoping to cap the birth with three points at the Crown Ground – and he’s got a celebration planned if he gets the chance.
The midfielder missed Tuesday night’s game against his former club due to having played for them earlier in the competition, and he’s hopeful of winning his place back in the side for Saturday’s game.
Speaking ahead of the game, Marc said: “The lads did brilliantly on Tuesday night and got an excellent win against a very good side who are going well in League 1.
“The team worked really hard and got a good result. They’re now in a good position to get to Wembley, which would be a fantastic occasion for the Club and the lads.
“It was good to see a few of the lads I played with at Orient and of course I will see them again at Roots Hall soon. Hopefully it will be us that are getting set for a visit to Wembley though.
“Hopefully I can get myself back in the team for Saturday and we can get a good result at Accrington because we need to keep picking up points if we are to get promoted.”
Marc can’t quite describe the feeling of becoming a father, but he says he thankfully has been able to prepare in the right way for Saturday’s game.
“I can’t really put in to words how it felt (becoming a father for the first time). To be fair, my partner has been really good and I’ve not actually had too many sleepless nights yet.
“Hopefully I can get a goal and a win on Saturday to cap what has been a brilliant week. We have a celebration planned so you might well see it on Saturday.”
An interview with Marc will be available on Blues Player.