Midfielder Callum Camps spoke to the press after returning from injury in Fleetwood Town’s Lancashire derby draw against Morecambe.
Camps – who returned to action for the first time since fracturing his skull against Burton Albion at the start of November – came off the bench to see out the goalless draw against the Shrimpers at the Mazuma Stadium on a foggy Saturday afternoon.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the injury…
“I think in my career this is the longest I’ve been out during a season. I fractured my skull against Burton, so I think it’s been six weeks or so where I’ve been in and around training and I’ve not been able to play. Since Crainz (Stephen Crainey) has come in, I’ve just been eager to get going.
“It's hard watching from the sidelines, but over the last couple of weeks, I think the team has played well. In the last three games, we’ve got three clean sheets so with the energy the lads have got they’ve been scoring goals most games, so I’ve just been eager to get back in and get a few goals as well and just kick on.
“I think I’ve just got to get on with it, I don’t think you normally get a knock to your head a lot of the time, other than the one I had I’ve not had many. I think I’ve just got to get on with it. I’ve got the headband on which should offer me a bit more support.”
On the youth in the squad…
“Some of the younger players have played quite a bit this season, like Jay Matete and Paddy Lane. You just see how good they are, it’s as if they’ve played a couple of hundred games in the league: they’re playing with no fear.
“It’s obviously quite a young team but some of the older lads could get a bit of inspiration from the younger lads with the pressing that they bring to the team. I think it all just gels quite well. Crainey has worked with a lot of them over the last couple of years and you can tell with the intensity that he brings to training that he gets the best out of all of them.
“We’ll get a few other players back soon and the way that Crainz has got the lads playing and pressing is just a really good factor around the club so everyone’s eager to get back and just push on.”