JAMES Hanson is ready to kick off his season “properly” with City after admitting he was to blame for his latest injury blow.

Hanson is pushing to start against Bristol Rovers on Saturday after coming off the bench in last week’s draw at Gillingham.

That was his first game for a month after suffering a calf problem, which Hanson felt he made worse by trying to play on.

Hanson said this afternoon: “Everything is fine now. Obviously it’s been a pretty frustrating start for me, probably from pre-season onwards.

“I got a niggle in pre-season and missed a lot of fitness work. I probably went into the first few games a little bit behind.

“That’s probably what cost me coming towards the end of the Peterborough game.

“I’d played 90 minutes and then another 120 (in the EFL Trophy at Accrington). Then there was the manner of the day at Peterborough which required everyone putting their bodies on the line.

“I didn’t want to come off which I probably should have done with 15 minutes to go.

“I felt my calf a bit but wanted to stay on and that’s what damaged it a bit more.

“But I’m back now and hopefully my season can start properly on Saturday.”