ARGYLE defender Will Aimson believes he is over the worst of his injury problems as he made his first start for the Greens in Sky Bet League Two in Tuesday nights 2-2 draw with Crawley Town.
Now he has ambitions of making his home debut against Michael Duff’s Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
The central defender followed manager Ryan Lowe from Bury in the summer but the 25 year-old had been unable to get his career in the south-west started due to a knee problem.
“On a personal note, I was delighted, it has been a long time coming,” said Will. “We agreed that the time was right and he [the manager] put faith in me to put me in on Tuesday night and I enjoyed it.
“It was a bit of a game to come back into, it was an intense game, I’m happy to get through 90 minutes and, touch wood, all is well.”
While Will admits taking his seat in the stands to watch his team-mates in action was a difficult task, he knew he had to give his injury time to heal fully before pulling on a green shirt for the first time.
“It was frustrating to miss the first part of the season,” he said. “It’s difficult turning up on Saturday and watching the boys go out and play in front of the fans in a great stadium.
“I just had to be patient and make sure I’m doing it right. It [the injury] was a bit longer than we all thought it would take. I’ve had to be patient. If I came back a bit earlier, it might have flared up again and I could have been back to square one, which we definitely didn’t want for the sake of two or three weeks to come back into training.
“For it to be all settled down, stronger and to hopefully be able to play consistently, that’s what we want and hopefully that’s where we’re at now.“
Having lasted the pace at the People’s Pension Stadium against two powerful Crawley forwards, he hopes he has done enough to retain his place as the Robins visit Home Park on Saturday.
Will was particularly thankful to those of the Green Army who made the midweek trip and hopes to be playing in front of them very soon.
“The fans are brilliant, home and away. We took 800 on a Tuesday night away to Crawley, which is incredible,” said the centre back. “Especially at home, I can’t wait, and hopefully on Saturday I get the chance to play in front of them.“