Sidibe - Good to be back

24 February 2009 03:56
Stoke City striker Mamady Sidibe is happy to be back in action after spending two months on the sidelines.

Sidibe suffered a knee injury in a 0-0 draw with Fulham before Christmas, but made his return in last weekend's 2-2 stalemate with Portsmouth.

The Mali international started alongside James Beattie against Pompey before being replaced by Richard Cresswell six minutes from time.

He was pleased to enjoy the run-out at the Britannia Stadium and is confident he will improve once he has built up his match fitness.

Frustrating"It was nice to come back playing, especially at home," Sidibe told the club's official website. "I think playing 84 minutes will be good for me.

"I think I was a little bit tired, my fitness level is not that good, but I can work on it. It was not an easy game, but with more games I will improve.

"The last couple of months have been very frustrating, especially when you see the lads playing. You always want to be involved and it is not easy to be out of action.

"I have been playing some training games where you can run around a lot, but in real matches it is totally different."

Source: SKY_Sports