UK time is: 01:25:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Best aiming for February return

Rovers striker Leon Best is targeting a return to playing action by the start of February after admitting that his ligament has put things into perspective for him.

Best was bought by Rovers in the summer for 2m and on sizeable wages for a Championship club but didn't even get started after picking up a cruciate ligament injury in a pre-season friendly with AEK Athens.

But the Irish striker is now raring to go after starting light training in the next stage of his recovery process.

'I've definitely taken days when I've been playing for granted. I won't ever take it for granted again,' Best said as he spoke with BBC Radio Lancashire.

'I know what I want to be doing and that's playing football. I want it even more now than I've ever wanted it before.

'It takes something bad to happen like that, but I'm going to get a positive out of it (ed - Uh oh, Kean alert).'

After a long lay off it is only natural that expectation for Best's return is high, but the Drake lookalike has placed the same pressures upon himself. Perhaps wary he has lost time to make up for.

Best continued - 'They paid good money for me so they should expect that, I expect it from myself.

'It's a matter of time for me to get back. I want to be involved straight away and help out in any way I can. I've come here to play and try to get the club promoted.

'Luckily for me, I can still have a bit of an input when I get back fit.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 14 2012

Time: 2:58PM

Your Comments

I for one am quite excited about his return, I just hope he can stay fit!
Mikey Delap
Where does it say February? Got told 4 weeks last night.
Joe Ainscough
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Bowyer: Best Win Of The Season (Monday November 24 2014)

Robbo Told To Fight (Monday November 24 2014)

Stats: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Preview: Leeds United (Saturday November 22 2014)

Rovers Linked With Lawrence?? (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Robbo Wants Out (Sunday November 16 2014)

Final Weekend Details Revealed (Sunday November 16 2014)

Break Comes At The Right Time (Thursday November 13 2014)

Fulham Ponder Tunnicliffe Recall?? (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Football Aid 2015 - Play at Ewood Park! (Monday November 10 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Middlesbrough 18 9 5 4 14 32
4. Ipswich 18 8 7 3 8 31
5. Brentford 18 9 4 5 2 31
6. Blackburn 18 8 6 4 4 30
7. Watford 18 8 5 5 10 29
8. Forest 18 7 7 4 6 28
9. Charlton 18 6 10 2 2 28

Breaking League News

Cala Hits Out
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:12:00
Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:06:00
Bent Set For Albion Loan
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:41:00
March Pencilled In For Albion Return
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:38:00
Walton Backed To Shine
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match against Leeds United?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 23%
Baptiste 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 0%
Olsson 0%
Cairney 0%
Evans (Off 89) 22%
Williamson (Off 65) 0%
Marshall 0%
Rhodes 44%
Gestede (Off 74) 0%
Substitute: Tunnicliffe (65) 0%
Substitute: Varney (74) 0%
Substitute: Taylor (89) 11%