Crawford Targets Bolton Wins After Return from Injury

  • February 23, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Ali Crawford admits he found it difficult to watch Bolton during a four-month injury absence and hopes to contribute positively during the remainder of the season.

Crawford, who injured knee ligaments in a Leasing.com Trophy tie against Manchester City in October, was a surprise starter in Saturday's defeat at Milton Keynes Dons - playing 73 minutes before being replaced by Josh Emmanuel.

Although his involvement at Blackpool this coming Tuesday is in doubt, the 28-year-old hopes to build on his return by helping Wanderers pick up points over the course of their final 14 games.

"It's been a tough four months out on the sidelines having to sit and watch," Crawford told OfficialBWFC on YouTube.

"It's never nice doing that as a footballer. You want to be out there playing so to finally get back out on the pitch is a great feeling.

"I'm not up to full 100% match sharpness but it was good to get through today injury free and hopefully I can stay that way until the end of the season.

"The rest of the team have played 15-20 games which I've missed so it's understandable I'm going to be rusty or not as sharp as I was, but hopefully I can pick that up sooner rather than later and help the boys get some more positive results.

"It's about getting minutes under my belt and trying to help the boys out as much as I can.

"That may be tough this week - Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday - but I'm just happy to be back out on the pitch."

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