INJURED Fleetwood Town winger Peter Till sees light at the end of the tunnel after the most frustrating months of his career.
The 26-year-old is yet to make his Town debut following his summer switch from York because of a troublesome knee injury which left him on crutches and in despair.
But as the winger hopes for more good news from the specialist next week, he is confident of stepping up his training and getting his career back on track before long.
Till said: “I’ve been out for two and a half months and it will be getting on four by the time I’m back.
“Watching the scores come in every Saturday is disappointing, especially when there are two fixtures in a week and you are thinking about how many games you are missing. I was in good form before the injury too.
“It’s probably the most frustrating time of my career because I haven’t even played a competitive game yet.
“The boys are flying, which is good, but it just makes you want to get back all the more when the team is at the top of the table. “I was on crutches for five to six weeks, when I was just sitting at home and could not do anything.”
Agonising though that period was, it was vital to Till’s recovery. He explained: “Otherwise, that bit of bone in my knee would have died and just floated around, so I’d have needed an operation and would have been out a lot longer.
“It has been a while longer than we first anticipated but the last scan showed the (problem) area was getting smaller. We have another scan next week, and once we’ve seen there’s more improvement I can step up my training and start running.
“’m back in with the lads, getting in the gym and slowly getting fitter.”
“The treatment has been fine and the way we are looked after here has been well above Blue Square Bet Premier standard.”
In the absence of Till and several other injured wide players at the start of the season, Town recruited star signing Jamie Vardy and Till is convinced the pair can work in tandem.
He added: “The lads joke about me being a new signing when I come back, but it is like that and I hope to give the team another dimension.
“I’m similar to Vards and he has been flying. The more positive players you have the better for the team.”
Anthony Barry and Peter Cavanagh are also on target on the slow road to recovery.
Manager Micky Mellon, whose side are at home to Forest Green this afternoon, said of the trio: “The longer-term injuries are progressing as well as they need to at this stage, but they are some distance from being included in the squad.
“Everything is being done to aid their recovery but they will be given the right amount of time to prevent any recurrence.”