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11 September 2013

 

Owls skipper Anthony Gardner has been left with a huge sense of frustration following his injury setback but is now focused on making a swift return to action.


The defender suffered a rupture of the Achilles tendon against Middlesbrough before the international break and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.


But the experienced stopper is determined to put that disappointment behind him and instead, put all his efforts into making as quick a recovery as possible.


He told swfc.co.uk: “I was feeling good and felt on top of my game in the early stages of the season, so to pick up the injury was such a blow.


“I have to remain positive and focus fully on my recovery programme, which I am told can take anywhere between four and six months.

 

“The important thing is that footballers have no problem in returning to action after such an injury but the frustration is the time involved.


“I want to be back out there as soon as possible.”


In the meantime, Gardner will be doing all he can off the field to help his team mates with his presence and experience in the dressing room, as he explained:


“I will be fully behind the boys and make my presence felt in the dressing room and the training ground.


“A captain’s involvement is never restricted to the pitch and I would like to think I am in a good position for others to draw on my experience in a positive way.”


“We all have to make sure now that we go about our jobs in the right manner to enable us to turn those draws into wins.”


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