Defender Mustapha Dumbuya is fully focused on getting back to his best as soon as possible to help Notts County get out of trouble.
The full-back had barely returned to full training when the news broke that Kieron Freeman had been recalled from his loan spell by his parent club Derby County.
This meant that Dumbuya was required to regain his fitness on the pitch in the away clashes with Port Vale and his former club Crawley Town.
The Sierra Leone international is delighted to be back in action, following a spell on the sidelines through injury, and is eager to play his part in helping Notts get 2014 off to a flyer with three points against Bradford City on New Year’s Day (3pm kick-off).
“I’ve been out for a while and I’ve only had two training sessions before I came back,” he said.
“It was disappointing that Freeman got called back to Derby because it didn’t give me much time to get my basic foundations of fitness back.
“I’m trying my best and hopefully I can make the gaffer happy.
“Every game you play you’re always going to feel better, stronger and fitter.
“As the games come on I think I can get back to my best in no time.
“it’s difficult coming back to losing two on the bounce but hopefully we can pick ourselves up with a win against Bradford.”
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