Lewis Buxton has endured a summer of frustration with illness and injury but the defender is now back in the frame after making his comeback last weekend.
The 2012/13 SWFC Player of the Year was sidelined with Shin Splints before contracting a virus that has kept the 29-year-old out of action until the Yorkshire derby with Leeds last time out.
But now back in the swing of things, Buxton is keen to make up for lost time with a run of first team games.
He told ‘Wednesday’: “It’s been frustrating to say the least. Shin splints are very painful and in Portugal I had to stop completely.
“Then, just as I was getting back into the swing of things, I had a virus. It was bizarre. I don’t know what it was but it knocked me out for a week.
“But I’m fine now and glad to be back. It was a local derby last Saturday and straight in at the deep end. You know you’re going to be struggling a bit not having had a full pre-season but if you get the opportunity to play, you’re going to take it.”
With one game under the belt, Buxton is hopeful many more will follow without interruption – kicking off on Saturday against Millwall.
He added: “I’m like every other player, I just want to play. It was a good point we earned at Leeds and on another day we might have had all three. We are off the mark now and hopefully we can build on that point.”
The full interview with Buxton will be featured this weekend in ‘Wednesday’ as the Owls face Millwall.
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