And you’ve been in at Carrington over the summer putting in the hard yards to get yourself fit for the new season…
Yeah, I’ve been in nearly all summer. I’ve had some time off, but otherwise I’ve been working hard. I’ve never been injured over the summer so I’m used to having six weeks off. It’s different! But I’ll be a lot better and a lot fitter for it. It won’t take me as long to get my fitness back, so I’ll have a head start on a few of our lads! But it’s been quiet here – there have only been a few lads in - so it’ll be good to catch up with everyone this week and get stuck into training.
So, what work have you been doing then at Carrington while everyone else has been sunning themselves?
Initially I couldn’t do anything on my leg for ten weeks because of the injury – I fractured my shin bone – so I did mostly upper-body stuff, then once the ten weeks had passed I could start running. So I’ve been running for a couple of weeks now. I just need to get a bit more fitness before I can join the rest of the group. All the work I’ve been doing definitely feels like it’s paying off. I feel stronger. I’ll be fully fit in a week or two