Andrew Davies column: Small setback should not have a big impact (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Andrew Davies column: Small setback should not have a big impact on my recovery
9:00am Friday 7th March 2014 in Sport
I’m not going to let a little niggly injury affect the good start I’ve had since coming back from the knee operation.
Niggling problems are always going to crop up when you’ve been out for four months. I’ve come back and played six games in four weeks and it could have happened at any time.
When I came off, everybody thought I had pulled my calf but it was just a neuro pain from the bottom of my spine that makes it feel like that. The medical staff and physios all understand that because it’s the same thing as last year.
It seems to grab me once a season. I must jump or twist or do something that flares my back up a little bit.
It should settle down okay and I’m doing everything I possibly can to get straight back.
I was very disappointed to come off last week. There’s nothing worse than leaving your team out on that pitch and it felt even worse when we lost the game.
But footballers are always going to get these niggles. The main positive is that the knee feels fine.
I’ve played Saturday and Tuesday games and I’m looking forward to the run of midweekers we’ve got coming up.
I look at it as a challenge and we couldn’t wish for a tougher start than going to Brentford. But I really fancy us to go there and get a result.
We played well against them at our place earlier in the season.
I know they went down to ten men quite early but I thought we were on top before then.
We can take confidence from that into tomorrow’s game. Brentford are a good team but we’ve seen they are beatable.
Our away form has been a bit poor but after the disappointment of the Stevenage game, there’s nothing like playing one of the top sides to get you going again.
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