Walsall's Cameron Pring back and raring to join in

Walsall defender Cameron Pring is relieved to have come back from his latest injury setback as he aims for a run of games in a Saddlers shirt.

Cameron Pring and Moses Ogbu
Cameron Pring and Moses Ogbu

The left-back hadn't featured since early November, in the club's 2-2 draw with Darlington in the FA Cup but he returned to the side against Macclesfield on Saturday, coming on at half-time to mark his latest injury comeback.

And the 21-year-old is pleased to be back and fully fit again.

"I feel good to be fair," he said.

"It’s been a frustrating period for me but hopefully I can stay fit now and get a run of games like I managed to get at the start of the season.

"It is frustrating for me because I have come on loan to Walsall to play games and constantly being on the sidelines with an injury is frustrating.

"It’s good to see the boys doing well and hopefully now that I am back fit, I am in a team that is doing well and I can help keep us on this good run.

"I used to be a winger so I really like getting forward and to be fair I have got enough pace to get back and defend so having that attribute helps me out a lot.

"I had an injury on my ankle to start with but then I recovered from that but I developed a pain behind my right knee.

"I think that developed because I was running a bit heavier on my right side trying to compensate for my left ankle because I didn’t want to put much pressure on it.

"I got a sharp pain behind my knee every time that I ran but it’s all good now."

Manager Darrell Clarke has seen several first team players return from fitness in recent weeks, including midfielders Danny Guthrie and Stuart Sinclair.

And the boss is pleased to have more options at his disposal.

"The boys are digging in, there's a few positives for me," he said.

"There's more lads with a few injury problems recently getting match minutes.

"Pringy, I didn't want to risk him from the start, but it's great to have him back.

"To get the balance back with (Callum) Cockerill-Mollett injured.

"But he's only had one full day of training.

"The more minutes they get, hopefully these players start performing better."

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