Nottingham Forest striker Marcus Tudgay has told Forest Player that he believes he can break into Billy Davies’ squad before the end of the season.The forward broke his collarbone while on loan at Barnsley in December and has been sidelined ever since.
But after an operation and a six-week layoff, the 30 year old is almost ready to resume full training – and he hasn’t ruled out a return to first team action with Forest this season.
Tudgay said: “I still believe I can score goals in the Championship and I can run around as much as I did two years ago. I feel good – there are no aches or pains and, although I’m not getting any younger, I feel as though I am a match for the younger players at this level.
“I’ve been doing a lot of running and work with the physios to strengthen my legs, arms, core and shoulder. A bit of time off over the weekend will help and I’ll be buzzing to get back to full-contact training on Tuesday.
“I haven’t set myself a target yet. I need some games for the 21s – hopefully I’ll get 90 minutes under my belt quickly. I need to show the manager that I can still do it and hopefully he will introduce me into his squad.”
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