Joe Wright says that he has put his injury woes behind him as he looks for a run of starts in the first team.
It’s been almost 12 months since Wright last played 90 minutes of league football but with minutes under his belt in the cups, he now feels he’s ready.
“Every footballer wants to be playing, so it’s been nice to be back out there,” he said.
“I’ve put the injuries behind me - it’s football and injuries happen. If there’s one guarantee in football it’s that you will get injured at some point but I’ve probably had a few too many.
“I think the beginning of last season was probably the best I’d played for Doncaster so it was frustrating for it to end the way it did and then obviously it was frustrating to start this season the way I did.”
Wright missed much of last season with an ankle injury, but looked set to start the current campaign before picking up a knee injury in pre-season. He now feels he’s back to full fitness and ready to regain his previous form.
“The more games I start, the better I will become. With time, I think I’ll get back to the levels I set for myself and hopefully surpass them,” he added.
“I’ve spoken to the manager a couple of times and he’s said all I need now are minutes so hopefully, I’ve done enough in training to warrant those minutes and then hopefully I can start performing on the pitch.
“The team has performed well so the manager can’t just chuck me back in – my position has got to be earned. When I’m called upon, I’ll be ready.”