Getting There Gaz

ARGYLE left back Gary Sawyer is enjoying getting back into the swing of things after injury kept him out of the side for nearly six months.

Gary was substituted at half-time in the 1-0 away win to Blackpool on Saturday, August 27, after picking up a stomach muscle injury and did not feature again for the Pilgrims until the 2-1 defeat at Yeovil Town on Tuesday, January 31. 

“It’s been a tough time for me,” said Gary. “It kept me out for a long time. I’m glad to be back, the physio and everyone has worked really hard to get me back and it’s good to be back involved. 

“It’s probably the longest injury in my career.

“I never thought that it was that serious at the time. I knew I’d damaged something because of the pain when I hit the floor.

“I didn’t come out for the second half because I was really struggling but that was more that I didn’t want to kill the way that we were playing.

"I couldn’t feel like I could run properly. I felt that it would die down during the week but it didn’t.

“I feel good now. The first couple of games are always going to be a bit of a shock to the system. I haven’t played for five and a half months and the first game back was the first 90 since I last played earlier in the season. 

“I got myself in good enough shape so I knew that I was fit enough to play, it was just getting back that sharpness that you can only get by playing.”