Rowe closing in on full fitness

29 July 2010 11:16
Peterborough United midfielder Tommy Rowe has said he expects to be fully fit for the start of the new season.The 21-year-old made his first start of pre-season against Leicester on Tuesday after picking up a thigh strain. [LNB]Rowe told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I spent two weeks out and it's not nice to be watching the team doing well while you're sitting on the bench. [LNB]"I might have come back a game too early, but it's only pre-season and it's all about fitness at this stage." [LNB]Rowe has struggled to make an impression at London Road following a move from Stockport last summer. [LNB]Nevertheless he notched up 32 league appearances in the Championship last season, scoring two goals. [LNB]"It was the final training session in Portugal and I just stretched too far in a game of head tennis and picked up a thigh strain," he said.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Rowe was used as a left-back against Leicester and has said his aim is to become a first-team regular under Gary Johnson. [LNB]"I'd like to hold down a more regular position in the team and I don't really mind where I have to play to get in the side," he said. [LNB]Meanwhile a Posh XI beat Histon 3-1 on Tuesday night with Chris Whelpdale scoring on his return from an ankle injury. [LNB]Josh Simpson missed a return to his former club after joining up with Southend on trial.

Source: BBC_Sport