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24 October 2017

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We caught up with Kingy ahead of Saturday's trip to Yeovil...

Jack King believes his injury problems are now behind him after a frustrating start to the season has seen him sidelined for much of it.

Recurring issues have held King back from action but after making it onto the pitch in each of the last two games, King says he is ready to return.

"It has been frustrating, obviously. It has basically been a series of injuries where I am nearing fitness, getting ready to come back and then break down again.

"It started off at the end of last season when I came off against Accrington. It was a groin/pelvic issue and after getting back fit for the start of the season, I trained on the Sunday and had a freak injury with my ankle.

"I tore a few ligaments there which set me back further and although it wasn't a massive issue, it put me out for a couple of weeks.

"So I got past that, played 45 minutes v Oxford, had no problem and then I felt the original injury again. Not fully but enough for me to go into the rehab process again.

"We have been conservative this time. I have been held back a bit as we want to build it back up slowly and get it right.

"I am looking forward to getting back and contributing properly. Hopefully I will be in the squad on Saturday and we can get back to winning ways."

The first 15 games of the season has seen the team in-and-around the play-off places with 24 points accumulated at this stage.

King has been able to offer a unique perspective as a player who has watched much of it from the stands.

"We have had a fairly good start to the season. There have been a few iffy results of late but overall I think you would take it.

"I would probably give us a 6 or 7/10. We have picked up some great results but also dropped some silly points that we never should have.

"There is no way we are happy with where we are though. We don't want to be sitting around the top 10, middle of the table. We want to push on.

"We didn't quite reach our limits and goals last year and we know we need to be better.

"I doubt there is a team that works harder than us on the training ground so I am confident we can get back on track and reach our best form still, which we still haven't done."


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