Striker fit for SV Wacker Burghausen game
Town striker David Ball hopes to be picked for Friday’s friendly against German side SV Wacker Burghausen.
The 23-year-old was forced to withdraw from last Thursday’s 2-1 win against Northwich Victoria with an ankle injury having started the match in Greater Manchester.
And after a week of gym work and cycling, Ball is looking to force his way back into Graham Alexander’s new-look side.
“I’m ready to go into the Wacker Burgausen game and ready to be picked,” he said.
“I have trained today (Thursday), and it’s been a week since I did the injury now. It was just good to get back in with the lads and do some real hard work after been left cycling all week..
“I’ve still been working hard but it’s nowhere near the intensity that the lads have been working at. For me, it was just about getting back in there as soon as I can. I didn’t miss as much as I thought I was going to miss.”
“My fitness doesn’t seem to have suffered too much. I’ve trained today (Thursday) and I still feel sharp.”
The Cod Army arrived at their Obertraun training camp last Saturday, and despite a difficult fitness programme, Ball has enjoyed his trip to Austria.
“It has been a very enjoyable stay, and a good experience,” he added.
“It’s always nice to come away with the team to a place like this and get your hard work in.
“The room sharing with Gareth Evans is going good, although he might have different views on the week as I’ve been cycling all week. He looks after me, but I’m the tidy one and he’s the messy one.”