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White | "I’m looking to push on and get back in to the team.”

29 February 2016

Blues Captain previews Crewe

Southend United Captain, John White is now eager to cross the white line for the Blues again after overcoming an injury plagued two months.

The defender has suffered injuries to his hamstring and calf back-to-back, and has not featured for the Blues since early January.

After overcoming a testing time on the treatment table, the Skipper can’t wait to be back in to the thick of the action.

“It’s always a frustrating time, no matter what injury you pick up.” White said.

“Having to sit on the sidelines and watch games from the stand is always difficult because you can’t affect anything and you can’t do anything to change things.

“It’s never nice, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get through the patch you’re going through.

“I’ve overcome a couple of injuries now, and now I’m looking to push on and get back in to the team.”

Since White has been unavailable for selection, summer signing Luke O’Neill has stepped up to the plate at full-back and staked his claim for the spot with a string of strong performances.

White admits because of the prowess O’Neill has shown, he’s expects a battle to regain a place in the team.

“Luke has done well for us over the last six weeks or so.” He added.

“When the team is doing well, and the player in your position is doing well there’s no chance for you to get straight back in to the team.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, you’ve got to bide your time and wait for your chance, and make sure you’re ready for it when it does come around.

“All I can do now is wait for my chance, and look to try and push back in to the team.”

Whilst White has been out, the Blues have been suffering some inconsistent form of late.

Phil Brown’s men have won their last three at home, but have lost their last three on the road.

A situation that White and the players are looking to arrest quickly to maintain their play-off push.

“It’s a strange one for us, considering over the last year or two we’ve been fairly consistent.

“It’s just one of those things; you go through patches where things aren’t quite firing on all cylinders, and aren’t going the way you want it to.

“We’re looking to try and get that consistency back to keep us where we want to be and push us in the right direction.”


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