Lomy's Relief

Steve Lomas is sure he has put his injury worries behind him and is ready to get a run of games in the near future.

Steve, back in the squad for the Ipswich game but not 100% fit just yet, played just over an hour in the reserves on Wednesday.

"He has had hamstring niggles after damaging his ankle in the summer and he says:

"I feel okay and there are no problems; it was good to get playing again the other day.

"I was feeling as good as I have done for a long time in preseason so to twist my ankle and be out for four weeks then strain my hamstring a couple of times has meant it has been stop/start.

"But through it all the thing I am thinking about is that I am feeling good.

"My ankle is fine and there are no major worries - I have been feeling great in training and it is all positive.

"A few more games and I will be up to speed.

"I picked up a hamstring after playing on a Wednesday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.

"It was obviously not all those games, but it was probably too much, too soon to play that amount of football - and probably a bit stupid on my part."

Steve is nothing if not honest, and he admits that he regrets the incident which saw him sent off at Coventry after he had come on as a sub.

"It was my own stupidity; the frustration got the better of me and I thought those days were over," he admits.

"I apologise to the lads and the fans; it was disappointing with me coming back but it was just the sheer frustration of the night when it wasn't a great performance.

"It just got to me; I wanted to come on and do well, and the team were struggling - let's just say I was very disappointed with the way I reacted."

Steve is delighted that the team has got back to winning ways in the last two games and he adds:

"We have had two good results and the Rotherham game was always going to be either we would score an early goal and annihalate them or they would frustrate us and it would be a 1-0 affair."

As for returning to first team action, he admits:

"I have only had one reserve game in two and a half weeks and the lads have done very well - it would be a bit hard to change a winning team, anyway, and there is healthy competition for places."