Speaking to Rovers Player, defender Jamie McCombe revealed that although he has been sidelined by injury , the way the team have been performing has helped him get through a tough period.
“It’s not been too bad,” he said
“It’s been better than it could have been but saying that it has been frustrating because I want to be playing. Atleast while I’ve been out the lads have been doing well and we’ve climbed up the league getting to joint top last week putting in some solid performances.
McCombe was delighted to confirm that scans on his injuries have come back clear and a return to the matchday squad is nearing.
“It was a stress fracture in my back which led to a tear to my glute, groin and also one in my hamstring; we’ve had the scan results back now and they’ve come back all clear – I’m looking forward to
cracking on and getting involved.
“It’s a working progress at the minute, I’m working hard in training and I’m looking forward to getting back involved I just need to make sure I’m ready to go back in and play when I do.
“I’m working hard in training with Mal, but you can’t replicate games in training the only way you can do that is actually playing games. We have done some really hard sessions and I have been doing extra bits to get as fit as I can do - I’m looking forward to getting back into the team.
McCombe praised the contribution of Tommy Spurr, at centre-back, during his absence and admitted he will have to fight to re-claim his place in the starting line-up.
“Tommy has done a great job so it’s not going to be easy to get my place back but when I do get back in I think I will pick up where I left off.
“Rob [Jones] and I hit the ground running when we first came in. We’ve played the game at centre-half our entire career so we know what we are doing.”