The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

STRIKER Michael Coul­son wants to prove be­ing sad­dled with the tag “in­jury prone” is un­jus­ti­fied.

The York City star has played more than 100 games since sign­ing for the Min­ster­men in 2012 and also racked up more than a cen­tury of matches in a three-year spell at Grimsby.

He has suf­fered cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment dam­age three times in his ca­reer, but took just five months to re­turn af­ter he was last stricken by the in­jury three years ago.

The 27-year-old, who missed the first two months of the sea­son fol­low­ing groin surgery, said: “A lot of peo­ple say to me ‘you’re al­ways in­jured’ and that frus­trates me a lit­tle bit.

“I think, at one point, I played 50 or 60 games on the trot and I played more than 100 times in three years at Grimsby so, con­sid­er­ing I’m ‘al­ways in­jured’, I’ve not done too badly.

“To come back from in­jury, it takes a long time to feel right and you have to push your body, which is maybe why I’ve had some of my past in­juries.

“But that’s the type of per­son I am – I want to play as many games as I can.”

HUN­GRY: Michael Coul­son

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