Midfielder looking forward to going again in 2013/14
Exeter-born midfielder Liam Sercombe is looking forward to making up for lost time when the season begins all over again, after having missed the latter half of last season through injury.
The 23-year-old is yet to play a competitive fixture in 2013, following a broken ankle sustained against Barnet over the festive period. However he made the trip to Chesterfield on the final day of last season – and while he didn’t feature in the matchday squad, it was a good reminder of what he had been missing.
“It was good for me to be back on the coach with the other players and having a bit of banter,” said Sercs. “It was a bit too soon to risk me or put me on the bench, but that was ideal for me really just to be part of the warm-up and being back on a pitch.
“It’s been a frustrating time, so it was a good feeling to be back with the lads.”
He conceded that despite all the anguish of having to watch on from the sidelines, the timing of the injury has worked out fairly well in the circumstances. His recovery has synchronised perfectly with the beginning of pre-season, and Liam feels fighting fit to go all guns blazing into 2013/14.
“It’s always a bad time to get an injury, but if you’re going to choose a time for one then that wasn’t the worst time,” he continued. “At least this way I’m back and fit in time for pre-season and the friendlies. It’s been a short summer because the physio gave me a good programme to get me back into shape and get my ankle stabilised.
“I’ve been sticking to all of that, and now I feel in good shape. I’m feeling ready now, and I can’t wait until the season starts.”