Alfie May is raring to go this Saturday against Oldham Athletic following his return from injury last weekend.
May came off the bench for the final 20 minutes of Rovers’ late defeat at Oxford United, but the forward is ready to step up and show that his hard work to return has paid off.
“I’m buzzing to be back, when I first got injured I was really down because it was my first real injury at the club, I was in the team and scoring at the time but I’m back now and I can’t wait to get going again,” May said.
“It’s not nice seeing the lads train because you want to be out there and get involved, but I said to myself and the physio, Joe Sharp, that I didn’t want to rush things and do everything properly and I’m coming back fitter and stronger.
“I didn’t expect to come on so to get a run around and get back on the pitch it’s great, you want to be in the starting XI and I’ll be fighting to get my shirt back.
December marks the end of May’s first year at the club, following a move from Hythe Town back in January, and it is no secret the journey he has been on since his transfer to the Keepmoat.
“This time last year I came on trial and it’s been amazing, within the space of a year I’ve gone from working on a building site to being a League One footballer and playing at the Emirates this season so its been a huge change for me,” he said.
“It’s different to where I was this time last year and I’m always getting messages from everyone back home letting me know about what I was doing.
“The fans have been brilliant and when they’re singing your name it gets you going, and this’ll be my first game at home since I’ve come back so I’m working hard to make sure that I stand out to get into the starting XI.”
Tickets for this weekend’s game with Oldham Athletic are still available via the Club Doncaster Box Office and they can be purchased by either calling in-store at the Keepmoat Stadium, ringing on 01302 762576, or by visiting online at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.