Full-back Mustapha Dumbuya has endured a frustrating time at Meadow Lane with a painful groin injury setting him back...
He's now hopeful, thanks to the medical department that he can put it behind him and continue to get his match sharpness.
The Sierra Leonean started both league games against Preston and Fleetwood and completed 90-minutes, but was rested for the Sheffield Wednesday cup-tie.
He spoke to Magpie Player how he's still playing catch-up after the injury and hopes to be match fit in the next couple of weeks.
He said: "The games come thick and fast. It's been a hard year with injuries, last year I couldn't really rest my groin because I was needed.
"I've been battling injury and it's the hardest part of the game. I want to play week-in-week-out, but there was sometimes I couldn't do anything. My groin was so tight I couldn't get up in the morning.
"I'm hoping that's all behind me now. The staff here at Notts have been fantastic and I'm excited for the season ahead. John and Becky in the medical department have helped me out day in, day out.
"It was a difficult game . We put in a great battling performance at Preston, but we didn't match it. Reality hit us hard and we've got are heads screwed on again and the boys are up for it against Colchester."
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