Date: 21st January 2015 at 4:03pm
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Striker Sam Winnall has said he can’t wait to get back into the swing of things following his lengthy spell out injured.

The club’s top scorer was speaking to The Star and admitted that despite being back in training now and feeling good, this weekend’s game against MK Dons would come too soon for him to realistically be in contention, but he doesn’t believe it will be too much longer now before he makes his return to the pitch properly.

Having suffered a hamstring injury back on November 29 against his former club Scunthorpe United, his road to recovery has been dogged with setbacks, but the nine goal player could be back in time for the Port Vale clash.

‘I’m not feeling too bad to be honest, I’ve been doing a lot of strength work with Sedgy (physio) and I feel good. I want to come back stronger and get playing again because it has been frustrating at times.’

Manager Danny Wilson initially thought that the player would only be out for a month at best, but if he returns against Port Vale he will have been out for twice that length of time, so a return will certainly be a boost to options for the gaffer.

‘It has been longer than I thought, but I’m nearly there. This weekend will be too soon for me, but hopefully I’ll be available for the Port Vale game. That’s a more realistic goal.’

With Manchester City striker Devante Cole returning to his parent club having taken in 24 appearances with us, and a return of seven goals, Winnall admits that it’s a blow to lose him given the form he was in for us, but hopefully it means when he does get the nod his way back to the first team and hopefully a starting spot will be a touch easier for him.

When he does return he’ll be hoping to hit the ground running, get back to scoring ways and hopefully help us improve our form.