Cherries: Molesley admits he has a lot to prove

18 December 2010 07:00
COMEBACK man Mark Molesley admits he has to prove himself all over again as he edges closer to an eagerly awaited return.[LNB] The popular midfielder has entered the next stage of his painstaking battle to overcome injury by participating in full training with his Cherries team-mates.[LNB] He has been sidelined for more than a year due to a persistent foot problem and recently saw the big freeze halt his progress.[LNB] But with a brief respite from the worst of the weather as the ground thawed and the temperatures went up, Molesley handed injury-hit Cherries a boost by joining in with the squad during the past week.[LNB] Having been a key player prior to suffering the injury, the former non-league star is desperate to pull on a Cherries shirt once again.[LNB] And Molesley admitted he would have a point to prove when he steps out on the pitch after his lengthy absence.[LNB] He told the Echo: I'm just waiting for a reserve fixture it's all about proving myself again now. It feels like I'm starting over again so I've got a lot to prove.[LNB] But I can't be too hard on myself it's going to take time. I've been out for a while but, hopefully, the future is looking a little bit better for 2011.[LNB] Hopefully, I'll have a little bit more lady luck on my side this year. I've definitely had my fair share of lows but I haven't given up yet and I'm fighting hard.[LNB] Outlining the step up in his routine, he said: I managed to train a couple of times last week, which was fantastic.[LNB] I trained okay, really enjoyed it, and stood up all right in it.[LNB] I was in there fully a couple of times last week and trained at the start of this week as well. We're due another cold snap so I don't know what's going to happen then it's been a little bit stop start so far but hopefully we're getting somewhere.[LNB] I'm just waiting for some reserve team games now, which is easier said than done with the tight fixture schedule. Not many people want to sort out a game over Christmas.[LNB] Molesley admitted returning to training felt great.[LNB] He added: If I sit back and think about it, it's fantastic being back out there training. I feel like I've got my life back a little bit.[LNB] It's definitely been a difficult time for me but I'm just concentrating on being positive and trying to do the right things to get myself back out there and in with a shout of trying to get in the squad.[LNB] Cherries' visit to Rochdale this afternoon was postponed due to a frozen pitch after a 10.30am inspection at Spotland yesterday morning.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo