Midfielder Gary Liddle expects to return to action “sooner rather than later” to help with Notts County’s fight for Sky Bet League 1 survival.
Liddle has been sidelined since December, when he was on the receiving end of a bad challenge in the fixture with Bristol City that caused ankle ligament damage.
Having stepped up his rehabilitation after weeks of work in the gym and in the swimming pool, the County number four is edging closer and closer to a full return.
With the end of the season in sight, Liddle is desperate to get back onto the pitch at an important time for the club.
He told Magpie Player: “It’s coming on slowly but surely and I’m feeling good, as there’s no pain around the ankle anymore.
“It’s just a case of getting back into things now but the physios say I’m still a good few weeks off.
“Hopefully I can build my fitness up and start getting on the training field again, because it’s been two-and-a-half months of pure frustration for me.
“I don’t know how many games I’ll get to play before the season’s out but I want to be involved in as many as possible.
“I’m not going to rush it for the sake of risking my career but it’s just a case of building my fitness to persuade the physios to let me get out there sooner rather than later.”
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