Matt Bloomfield says he cannot wait to return to action after serving his three-game suspension.
The midfielder has been forced to watch from the sidelines following his red card against Bury on 26 October, and after missing the majority of last season through injury, Blues’ longest-serving player is itching to get back out on the pitch.
“It was really frustrating!” Blooms told Chairboys Player.
“I missed long enough with injury so the last thing I wanted to do was to get myself a suspension.
“Unfortunately it happened and that’s football. I’ve used that time wisely and I’ve tried to do as much in the gym as I can, working on my glute strength, core and a bit of fitness work. Hopefully I’m slightly stronger and fitter for having that break.
“It was my first red card and was obviously an accident. Anyone who saw me after the game would see that I was pretty gutted by it, but I had to take my medicine and move on.
“I’m not a very good spectator at all. I hate watching our lads playing because I want to be out there. It’s great to be back available again and I’m looking forward to hopefully being involved.”
Wanderers go into Saturday’s home game with Cheltenham Town on the back of Tuesday’s cruel defeat at League 1 promotion-chasers Swindon Town, but Bloomfield revealed that the team spirit is as strong as it ever has been.
He said: “Everyone’s been fine. Gaz said yesterday to us that one of our good things is that we forget about these things quickly and we move on.
“Yesterday we were out bowling as a team together and that spirit came through. It was a great thing for Gaz to put on for us and just shows the spirit we have got here.”
Last season’s play-off semi-finalists Cheltenham have struggled so far this season and make the trip to Adams Park down in 18th place in Sky Bet League 2.
However, Bloomfield is well aware of the talent that Robins boss Mark Yates has within his ranks.
He added: “They have some really good footballers. I know some of their lads and over the last few years they have always given us a really tough game. They’re a good footballing team and are maybe slightly underachieving so far this year.
“They probably expect more from themselves, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re still a very good team and it will be a tough game for us.
“We know we need to turn up on the day and give a good account ourselves if we are going to get anything from the game.”
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