Will Aimson hopes to prove himself at Blackpool after doubting he would ever play again ,writes WILLIAM WATT.
The 21-year-old made his debut in the 4-0 defeat at Wigan on Tuesday, just over 24 hours after signing on a month’s loan from Hull.
Aimson wants to make up for lost time after a shocking leg-break while on loan at Tranmere saw him miss the last 12 months of football.
The central defender explained: “This time last year I went to Tranmere and broke my leg in the second game.
“It’s been a long road to recovery but I’ve done everything right and I feel I’m back to full strength now.
“You have good days and bad days (while out injured). Some days you question if you’ll ever be the same, but I’ve had good people around me to help me trough.
“I’m fully fit now and I can’t wait to play some football.”
Blackpool rushed through Aimson’s deal after Tom Aldred’s suspension left them with just one fit centre-back for Tuesday’s JPT tie.
Aimson played a full 90 minutes at the DW Stadium and wants to play as many more games as possible.
He added: “I have played in the Conference (for Tamworth) but I believe I can play at this standard. I’m here to prove myself and, more importantly, to help move Blackpool up the league.
“Coming from a Championship and Premier League club, I do like to play football, but first and foremost you have to be able to defend. I feel I can.”
He quickly learned about the Fylde coast weather in his first training session at Squires Gate. “The ball didn’t really go where we wanted it to,” he said.
“The wind is crazy but it was good. The manager and the lads have been great and made me feel welcome.
“I know Mark Cullen from Hull. He’s a bit of a character, so he’s helped me settle in. I’m really looking forward to this loan spell.”