Legzdins happy to be back

Derby goalkeeper Adam Legzdins is delighted to be back in action after making a quicker than expected return to fitness.

Last Updated: 29/11/13 at 15:41 Post Comment

Adam Legzdins: Derby goalkeeper back to fitness sooner than expected

Adam Legzdins: Derby goalkeeper back to fitness sooner than expected

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Legzdins was expected to be out for 12 weeks after suffering a serious ankle injury, but he has recovered three weeks ahead of schedule to give Derby boss Steve McClaren a welcome boost.

The highly-rated 26-year-old made a successful return to action in midweek for the Under 21s, keeping a clean sheet in the 2-0 friendly win over Hull City.

Legzdins was happy to be back playing after over two months out and has now set his sights on challenging Lee Grant for the No.1 shirt in McClaren's starting XI.

"From a personal point of view it is nice to get on the pitch again after nine weeks of being injured," Legzdins told the club's official website.

"Psychologically it is a big step for me and I have been lucky enough that the rehabilitation I have had has been fantastic and I have managed to get back a few weeks ahead of schedule.

"To be put back in there and do the things you know you can do before feels really good, it was a solid performance and you need to get as much as you can out of those games.

"Lee [Grant] and I get on very well and it is good to have a healthy working environment and competition for places.

"It breeds success in any walk of life; so if I can do everything I can with Eric [Steele] to improve myself and get myself sharp and push Lee, I think it will only be good for the squad.

"I want to get the place back and I'll work hard to do that."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

F

or the laugh we should finish the season with a front three of Borini & Balotelli, spearheaded by one R Lambert. What's the actual worst thing that could happen?

batdog
Liverpool 'can finish fourth'

Y

ou know when your toddler has such a massive illogical and inconsistent tantrum that you just can't help but laugh at it? Bingo..

ted maul
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Javier Hernandez is hard to drop on current form, says Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits Javier Hernandez's starting position is non-negotiable given his current form.

Oscar available for Chelsea's trip to Leicester after head knock

Oscar has recovered from a blow to the head and will be available for Chelsea's trip to Leicester, says Jose Mourinho.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Arsenal's title drought is 'boring'

Jose Mourinho laughed off the Arsenal crowd's "boring" jibes by reminding the Gunners of their decade-long wait for the title.

Mail Box

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company