Drummond back and looking for a good break

Drummond back and looking for a good break

Posted on August 6, 2016 in 'News'

It’s been a frustrating two months for Jacks winger Jayden Drummond, after breaking his leg in week 12 clash against Sorrento.

The injury wasn’t picked up for a further eight day’s and Drummond played the next week against Armadale with the injury, but the pain got worse and after a trip to the hospital for x-rays the break was found.

Drummond, who signed from Kingsley at the transfer window, said it’s been a long two months. “Yes it has been frustrating for me personally, but I’m just glad to be back into full training after two months out,” he said. “Regan (A) and I have been working together for the last two weeks getting strength back in my leg and the confidence. It was good to get the go ahead to get back into it and I’ve been into full training this week.”

A month off work didn’t help either, but after getting the all clear from his surgeon Drummond was rearing to go. “Having four weeks of work wasn’t ideal, but its football, these things happen, you just have to deal with it,” he said. “I was given six weeks of healing by the orthopedic surgeon, and it took a couple of extra weeks to get back to full strength, just happy to be back playing football.”

The Jacks are on a good run of form, unbeaten in their last eight games and Drummond said they are determined to give the top four a shake up this season. “I’d be lying if we didn’t say we had an eye on the top four, especially with our recent good form, but I know it’s a cliché but we’ll take it one game at time,” he explained. “It’s up to us to continue performing and you never know what can happen.”

With Tommy Amphlett suspended this week, it could give Drummond a chance to start on Saturday against Perth Glory, but he will be happy just to be involved. “I didn’t even know Tommy was suspended till training on Thursday, which is unfortunate for him,” he said. “Dale will know what line-up he wants and if I’m called upon I’ll be ready, but I’ll just be happy to be involved in any way possible.”

Saturday’s opponents are coming off a good win against Perth SC and Drummond said they have a good side and can’t be taken lightly. “The Glory won’t be a pushover, but we have to turn up, and we can’t afford to slip up if we want to push for the top four,” he said. “I’m sure they will throw everything at us, with them close to the relegation zone. It’s going to be a big game as both teams have a lot to play for.”