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Freddy: Time to catch Kevan Hurst

18 December 2013

Freddy sets his sights on getting back to the top of the goalscoring charts after returning from injury

Freddy Eastwood is determined to get back among the goals and catch up midfielder Kevan Hurst after returning from his knee injury.

The 30-year-old hadn’t featured for Blues since October 22nd in the 1-0 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, but was a second-half substitute in the defeat to Torquay last weekend.

Having got five goals to his name before he suffered the injury, he has seen Hurst overtake him in the charts, with the midfielder now on seven.

Freddy said: “Fair play to Hursty, who has done well since I got injured and is now the top scorer.

“But he’s not a striker so I’ll certainly be trying hard to get back in front when I get in the team.

“I think the formation really suits Hursty and Strakes, they’ve both got goals and assists and been doing well in recent weeks.”

Freddy also feels he’s got more of an understanding of the way the team play courtesy of having watched the last ten games from the sidelines.

“It’s really frustrating not to be out there playing of course, but as the team has been doing really well, I’ve enjoyed watching them,” he added.

“I saw the team play about eight or ten times and learnt a lot more about all of my team-mates and how they like to play.

“We’ve been in really good form and we are at the right end of the table. Saturday was a setback but we need to bounce back against Rochdale.”

On his injury, Freddy admits he will have to continue monitoring his knee, despite declaring himself fully fit.

He added: “I think we’re at the stage now where I’ll always have to monitor the knee and be extra cautious with it.

“It’s not the ideal situation but we can work around it in the way I train and what I do with the physio during the week.

“It’s good to be back in action and was nice to be back involved at Torquay, hopefully I can make a big impact on Friday night.”

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