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Craig’s feeling part of things again

30 October 2013

Steven Craig says one of the hardest parts of being ruled out with a viral infection was not to be around the rest of the squad.

September and has missed the last seven games.thThe striker has not featured for Gareth Ainsworth’s men since the 3-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle on 14

However, he made his return against QPR on Tuesday, and revealed that he has travelled with the side in recent weeks.

“It was just good to be back, it’s been a long six weeks with my illness,” Craig told Chairboys Player.

“I’ve been training the last 10 to 12 days and it was just good to get a run-out, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

“It was a lonely three weeks for me and it was basically three weeks in my bed. I had a chat with Gaz a couple of weeks ago about keeping myself involved and I went and travelled with the boys to Bristol Rovers.

“It made me feel part of it again because when you’re injured you’re normally at the training ground getting treatment, but I was bed-bound for three weeks. It’s all behind me now and I’m just looking forward to getting more game-time.

“The boys have been brilliant with me from day one. For the illness to strike me down and force me out was hard to take, but that’s part and parcel of football and I’ll be back.”

The striker is in contention for Saturday’s trip to Accrington Stanley, but with Dean Morgan, Paris Cowan-Hall, Matt McClure, Jo Kuffour, Jon-Paul Pittman, Junior Morias and himself all vying for a starting role, the competition is tough.

He added: “I was patient at the start of the season and I got in at the Oxford game and then I played four or five games on the bounce and then the illness struck.

“I’m sure if I just put my head down and keep doing what I’m doing then I will get back in.

“Gaz has got a problem, having to pick from all the fit bodies. It’s a problem that I wouldn’t like to have – I’m glad it’s not me!

“We have strength in depth which is a good thing. Gaz said that last year they were struggling for a side at times and competition for places is always healthy.”


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