On the road to fitness

Last updated : 01 July 2008 By Jamie Furniss
After picking up an injury at Coventry City on the 1st December 2007 he has had to sit out the remainder of the last campaign. It looked like only to be a little niggle for the front man when he came on to the pitch as a substitute in the closing minutes, but that hasn't proved to be the case.

On his last couple of months he said: "It's been a bit of a strange summer - it's been about getting fit andbeing ready for the pre-season and i think I've done that.

"I feel good, physically and mentally, and ready to get on with it. It's a slow process, getting myself right. I've worked hard and I've got to make sure that continues.

"I've got to take it step by step and enjoy my football again. It's nice to be amongst the lads again and not in the gym."