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Midfielder on his rehab work

21 July 2020

Midfielder Shaun McWilliams is closing in on a return to fitness.

The Academy product, who was injured at Crawley Town on Boxing Day, has worked hard on his rehabilitation from that knee injury, and is hopeful of being fit for the start of next season.

"Things are going well," he said. "I have been working hard, I am off to St George's Park this week for some more rehabilitation and if all goes well then I hope to be on track for pre-season training.

"I am hoping to be ready for the new season. If I have no reaction as I step things back up then it will be all systems go and hopefully I will be ready for the start of the season."

McWilliams was forced in to a watching brief for the play offs, protocols meaning he had to stay away from the squad as they won promotion at Wembley.

"It was tough for me personally, but the boys put in a great shift to win promotion," he said.

"Although I was not on the pitch with the boys, I felt very much involved and I felt like I was there with them. Covid has made things difficult for me, obviously I have not been able to be involved at the club or to be going to the gym so I have been working hard at home and working remotely with the medical team to progress things.

"It has also been a mental test for me. It is easier to work when you are being pushed by someone else but I have kept my discipline and I have got my work done.

"I am really determined to get back and play my part. It makes you realise not to take things for granted and I am desperate to get back and be ready for next season."

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