One of Tranmere’s top young players Ben Tollitt reveals the highs and lows he has experienced during his time at Prenton Park following two injury setbacks that have halted his development over the past nine months.
The 22-year-old is currently in a rehabilitation phase, but is focussed and determined to help his teammates push for promotion once the new year comes around.
He said: “Last season I was helping out, I was doing my part, I felt like I was playing well, to not be able to come on the pitch and help the team do that again – it is quite annoying.
“I felt that the half a game I played when I was playing, I did play well and I was just unfortunate to pick up this injury but this injury won’t stop me.
“It will bring me back for the second half of the season and hopefully I can help them get that push towards it [promotion].”
The young man from Anfield hopes that his injury problems will be a thing of the past when he overcomes his current knee issue, a separate injury to cruciate ligament damage he suffered eight-months ago.
“They were both completely bad luck, this one is nothing to do with the first one, at all so I have just had bad luck, they were both weird ones because they are injuries that you go down in pain, screaming and asking for the physio to come on the pitch but both times I carried on playing.
“I just want to carry on playing where I left off, I feel like when I was back in training I was there and doing really well.
“I was just unfortunate to pick up this injury so hopefully from when I come back I will have no more bad luck, all my injuries have been passed and I won’t get anymore.
“I can just, like I say, carry on where I left off and hopefully help in the second half of the season get them promoted – that is the main aim.”
Despite his injury woes, Tollitt recieved a North West Football awards nomination and you can read about his reaction here.