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Mason cannot wait for return to Rovers starting line-up

16 January 2019

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Niall Mason says he cannot wait to be back in the Rovers starting XI as he continues his comeback from a toe injury.

The defender has been out of action since the start of December, but made his return from the substitute’s bench in Rovers’ last league game against Wycombe Wanderers.

He said: “It was a frustrating time being injured, the way it happened in the Charlton game was unfortunate but I’m glad to be back.

“The surgeon at the time suggested it could be six-to-eight weeks out but I’ve managed to come back in five which is positive.

“I was worried because I thought I’d have to have surgery, it was a full rupture of a ligament running across my foot and into my toe.”

Mason has been impressed with the way Rovers have kept up their push for a play-off place during his time out of the side.

He added: “Luckily we’ve had a really good run while I’ve been out of the team, the lads have done well so I want to be back involved with that.

“I was surprised to come on at Wycombe as speaking to the medical staff I wasn’t sure if I was going to be in the squad to start with, but it was great to get on and get some minutes.”

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