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Leonard hopes he's over injuries

18 October 2012

Ryan Leonard hopes a frustrating start to the season with injuries is now behind him.

The 20-year-old returned to action last Saturday in Blues 3-0 win at Rotherham United following a hamstring injury.

That problem came after a series of minor knocks has limited his game time this season. 

“Things started OK and I got in the team,” Leonard told the official website. 

“But I have had a couple of knocks and a hamstring injury in recent weeks, although hopefully that is all behind me now.

“It isn’t like I have had a long term injury, it has been literally a week to ten days each time with tweaks and niggles.

“At times it has been more frustrating than something long term.

“It is quite frustrating as I want to play every week but hopefully I should be OK now.”

Former Plymouth trainee Leonard was deployed as a central midfielder at the New York Stadium last weekend.

He partnered Michael Timlin against the Millers having previously played in the middle as a child.

“I played in centre midfield as a kid, which obviously wasn’t that long ago,” he said.

“I enjoy playing there and with John Spicer suspended I had to do a job and we won the game.

“My best position is probably right-back or right midfield but with Sean Clohessy playing so well then it’s hard to get in. But I am happy to play wherever the gaffer wants me, I’d even have a go in goal.”

And with Blues having found a bit of rhythm in recent weeks Leonard is urging his side to build on last Saturday’s win at Rotherham. 

“To win 3-0 away from home then you can’t ask for me than that against a side tipped to be up there at the end of the season,” he said.

 “We’re starting to get a bit of consistency back into our game as performances have changed a lot recently.

“But we have to push on now at Morecambe now.”

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