By Joel Lampkin
Tranmere Rovers winger Ben Tollitt feels it is the perfect time for him to return to after four months out with injury as he featured in his first fixture of 2018.
The 23-year-old came off the bench in his side’s 3-0 victory over Ebbsfleet United to a standing ovation with the home fans happy to welcome him back to Prenton Park.
He said: “[It is] Nice to come off a first-team game not injured just happy to not come off injured and get some minutes, contribute and nearly got a couple of goals.”
With Tranmere in fine form with eight home victories on the bounce, Tollitt feels he is entering a squad perfect for him as they continue their fight in the National League.
The Rovers sit just two points off first placed Wrexham and they face a big fight in their remaining fixtures although the no.7 is happy to give his best whenever he can.
He said:”I was saying not long ago that it’s probably the right time to come into a team when we are where we are. If i can help, I can help, that is the aim, as long as I can come in and do my part and get towards the aim that is promotion – then I will be happy.
With one first-team fixture under his belt this calendar year Tollitt is well aware that he is just at the start of his fitness journey but feels he is now on the right path after months of absence.
He stated: “It will take a couple of games to get up to match fitness but you just have to be patient and wait for that to come. [I am] definitely heading in the right direction.
However, with the Super White Army cheering him on every step of the way the forward feels you cant ask for anything other than the warmth he received.
“[It was] Lovely, I cant thank them enough, it was a nice reception really and you cant ask for much more than that can you when you have been out for so long so it was nice yeah.