Sean Raggett talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Following his return to full training on Monday, on loan Norwich City defender Sean Raggett expressed his delight at being back amongst his teammates at Roundwood, whilst admitting he is grateful for the advice of the medical team which prevented a premature comeback.
The 24-year-old has endured a lengthy spell in the club’s treatment room after sustaining ligament damage in the game at Wigan Athletic back in August but has worked tirelessly to fight his way back to fitness and despite a desire to get back on training ground a couple of weeks previously, expressed his delight at rejoining the group.
“I'm back training now and I'm obviously delighted. I feel ready to play but I've been out for a while, so I don't know what the manager's thoughts on that are!”
“The injury for me now is forgotten about,” Raggett explained.
“I would have trained a couple of weeks ago, but it's probably best that I didn't, so credit to all the medical team for firstly getting me back but also holding me back when they needed to!”
The former Lincoln City centre half continued to concede that it has been hard to watch his colleagues from the window of the treatment room at the club’s training base at Roundwood, but is keen to impress his manager once again as he vies for a place back in the starting 11.
“It's been tough to sit around and watch not being involved but I was buzzing to get back to it on Monday and hopefully I can turn in some good performances in training and I will be back in the manager's thoughts,” Raggett added.
“I'm back in full training and I have been since Monday. I've had no reactions injury-wise and it's all gone well, so it's really good to be back.
“Even out there in training I've not thought about it. I've not held back from anything and I train how I play really.
“I managed to get a place in the team at the start of the season and then the injury came. Now Semi and Robbo are playing really well and Woody is doing the same. It's going to be a tough challenge but I'm looking forward to it.”
Raggett concluded by praising his teammates for their form in his absence, whilst adding that their points haul in the Sky Bet Championship could have been even greater if they had taken from games what their performances had warranted.
“The lads have done well and we're unbeaten in five, so it's a great run we're on at the moment,” he continued.
“They've been doing great and in some games we perhaps haven't quite got what we've deserved.
“All the boys have said that it hasn't felt like too long but to me it's felt like a long time out.”