HUME CLOSE TO RETURN



Denver Hume is finally overcoming his troublesome hamstring tear and can’t wait to get going again after being out since Early December…


INJURY

“It’s not been an ideal situation for me at all, but I’m back out training fully now. When I first got the injury, the physios thought it was going to be a little less serious than it turned out. I progressed quite quickly – working on the grass and doing ball work – but then it reoccurred. The scans showed a Grade 3 tear, a more significant injury than I was obviously hoping. I hadn’t had a muscle injury before now in my career, so it probably healed quicker than usual, and the thought was that it would just be a strain. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, and in hindsight we should’ve given it a bit more time. I’ve been doing plenty more rehabilitation work in the gym, and not rushing anything, so that I’m back to full fitness sooner rather than later. The season from a personal perspective was going well for me, I felt. I played a lot of games at the start, and I thought I was doing well. You get into the swing of the routine, playing Saturday-Tuesday, and my momentum was carrying on from playing a large number of games last season.”


COMPETITION

“It’s always good to have teammates to compete with for a place. It’s a challenge that pushes you to do well and keeps your performances to the highest standards possible. You want to make that shirt yours, and I think it’s healthy. If you look at our squad now, I think we have that depth and competition in every position, and it’s very useful for when you have injuries. Our central defensive area is a prime example with Bailey [Wright], Tom Flanagan and Jordan Willis all out. With the number of games being played and the season as compressed and busy as it is, you need to have that cover all over the pitch.”


AIMS

“I think we can definitely achieve a lot this season, and there’s still so much to play for. We entered a bit of a sticky patch since I’ve been injured, and for a while now we’ve picked up and earned some good results. We have to just try and keep that going, stay consistent, and winning at Wembley too – that can breed confidence. With the squad we have, I think you could say we’ll be kicking ourselves if we don’t give ourselves a chance to get promoted. That’s been the aim since we got relegated to League One – the only aim we have is to go up.”