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'I'm ready to play' says Michael Kightly

20 October 2017

Michael Kightly has been hard at work in training this week after recovering from a hamstring injury that has seen the experienced midfielder sit out of Phil Brown’s side since the 9th September.

On Tuesday Blues continued their unbeaten run at Roots Hall with a 1-1 draw against Peterborough, and Kightly believes that using that run to Blues’ advantage is key to turning the draws into wins.

“Obviously on Tuesday we were looking for the win, and Oxley won man of the match which shows he pulled off a few good saves in the match.

“Towards the end of the game we had a couple of chances, and so did they so I think in the end a draw was a fair result.

“But I think we’ve left a lot of points out there and these next strip of games we need to pick up as many points as we can.

“We went on a good run earlier on in the month and showed everyone what we are about, but then we lost two on the bounce so we need to go on a good run and stay consistent.”

Kightly has been in training this week, following the all clear from the fitness coach; which has given Brown a massive boost ahead of Saturday.

“I trained on Monday, I trained on Tuesday and I’m training again today, I’ve been outside for a couple of weeks with the fitness coach and my hamstring feels perfectly fine.

“My fitness isn’t going to be the same as it was before, but the only way to get that up again is playing games and I’m ready to play.

“I believe with the team that we’ve got that we can go and win every single game, but we need to go into those games thinking win can win them, rather than going into them with a negative attitude thinking we have to win this.”

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