BROKEN LEG NO BARRIER TO BOLD OSCAR
AFTER almost four months out with a broken leg, Oscar Threlkeld could be forgiven for going into fierce challenges with some trepidation.
Yet the Plymouth rightback insists he will happily jump right back into the thick of things after making a successful return in midweek.
The 22-year-old fractured his fibula in a 50-50 challenge during the Carabao Cup match against Bristol City in August but played 90 minutes in the 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Yeovil on Tuesday without any setbacks.
“If it came up again, I’d definitely go in full steam ahead. That’s the sort of player I am. I’m not going to back out of anything,” said Threlkeld.
“I feel comfortable going into tackles and I’m feeling good all the way round.
“It’s not an easy thing for me to go back into the team. We’ve all been playing to a high standard, so I’ve got to work hard in training and try to get back into my position.
“But, if Gary (Sawyer) and Aaron (Taylor-Sinclair) have been playing well in my absence, it’s going to be hard for me to get back into the team.”
Threlkeld attempted to come back from the injury in early October but lasted just 45 minutes in a league clash with Fleetwood.
And, with that aborted return extending his spell on the sidelines, the former Bolton man is now eager to make up for lost time.
“Going into the Fleetwood game, myself and the gaffer (Derek Adams) agreed that I would play,” he added.
“I was fine going into that game, but as soon as the first contact came in I felt it get sore. The next tackle came in and the next, but it became too sore.
“I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason so maybe this is my time to shine and to help the team. I’m looking forward to it.”
RETURN: Oscar Threlkeld