A day at the training ground started off like most but definitely ended a lot differently. It’s something that I’ve done hundreds of times throughout my career - a simple slide to stop a pass – but this time it ended up with a leg break and the obvious result: a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

It was a difficult thought to process, as to me it seemed to come at point when I was playing at my best. 

I can remember laying on the wet turf afraid to look at the damaged that had ensued. All that was going through my mind at the time was the loud snap of the bone ringing through my ears and the severe pain quickly followed. 

A short trip down to the hospital confirmed what I already knew, but the next bombshell was the fact that surgery was the only option. After a successful op the next day, it was time get home and begin the road to recovery.

It has been three weeks so far but in all honesty its felt like months; non-weight bearing for a minimum of five weeks is the first hurdle, and after that I can begin to get back on my feet.

I’ve followed the boys home and away the past few weeks with the help of iFollow via the club’s website. The boys have shown some great fight in which, in my opinion, have been some difficult games.

A great away win at Cambridge, which in recent years has been a difficult place to go, came with two wonderful goals for Eberechi Eze who is really starting to show his class, topped off with a second goal in as many games for Josh Umerah, who has been fantastic since also joining the club on loan. 

A couple of draws with some of last year’s big teams and an unfortunate defeat at Swindon have followed, but the boys have been fantastic this year and it shows what a excellent group the staff have got to work with this year.

It’s all about continuing with the positive mind frame and trying to win every game that is in front of us, something that I know each and every player in the dressing room believes that we can do. 

Time to get focused on returning; it’s always hard listening to the games or watching training sessions as you get that urge to be out there helping the boys and bringing back results for the club, but working with some great members of the coaching staff, I will be able to take each day as it comes and ultimately get closer and closer to a return, to hopefully help the boys get over the finish line come May.