AFTER fracturing his fibula in the Carabao Cup defeat to Bristol City in August, Oscar Threlkeld returned to action in the 2-1 defeat to Yeovil in the Checkatrade Trophy.
He had attempted to come back in October, against Fleetwood, but succumbed to injury after 45 minutes. After a longer period on the physio’s bench than expected Oscar was delighted to get back into first team action.
“I played 90 minutes against Saltash on Saturday. The first 90 minutes felt good but I started tiring out after 60/70 minutes.,” said Oscar. “Then 90 minutes at Yeovil, which was needed; I felt good in that, just a shame about the result.
“I’m feeling good. I felt tired Wednesday; I was a bit stiff. But I did as much as I could, stretching and stuff like that. I’m feeling good, legs feeling good and I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
Threlkeld, like any footballer, struggled watching his team mates out on the pitch, but was grateful for everyone around the club to help him return to action.
He said: “The physios have been good; the management, the staff - just people keeping a smile on my face and obviously not trying to think about it.
“I’d say I have had a couple of days being down in the dumps thinking about when I am going to be back playing. It’s something you can’t really dwell on as it will give you a bad mind-set. So you’ve got to keep having a happy face on as there is worse things in life.”
Having played on Tuesday, Oscar is looking forward to the trip to Valley Parade having missed the league match through injury.
“I feel like we can get a cup run,” he said. “We’ve beaten Bradford already, but it’s a cup game and things can change. I do think we can be Bradford and move on and get a big club at home.”