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MARCH'S COMEBACK TRAIL

28 June 2016

Albion's winger is making good progress in his recovery.


Solly March is full of excitement going into the new campaign after stepping up his recovery from a long-term knee injury, and is targeting a return to match action during pre-season.

The 21-year-old is gradually working his way back into contention after picking up an anterior cruciate ligament injury in December.

He told seagulls.co.uk, “It’s going well and it [the knee] feels strong.

“I’ve been working hard over the summer and only had a week’s holiday, so I can try to get myself back as quickly as I can and be as strong as I can.

“I’ve started running, doing some sprinting and turning on the joint. That’s the last phase of my recovery to make sure I’m confident enough on it.

“I’ve done lots of balance and strength work too in order to strengthen my muscles.”

March has come into the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on a regular basis over the close season, and hopes his hard work will reap dividends.

“There’s been a physio in every week and the strength and conditioning guys have also helped me through my programme.

“I can only thank them for their support and hopefully I’m close now and not too far away.

“Hopefully it’s not too long now [return to action]. It’s probably going to be towards the end of pre-season, but hopefully I can come back as fit as possible.”

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The winger welcomed the return of his team-mates on Monday and is hoping to take part in a few light sessions over the coming days.

“Firstly I’ll join in with a bit of non-contact possession stuff and passing drills. Once I feel confident enough and the physios think I’m ready, then I’ll be back playing small-sided games and we’ll take it from there.

“Now that the players are back, it’s good to finally have someone here with me after being on my own all summer.

“Everyone is raring to go and hopefully we can go one better now, that’s the aim this year.”

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