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Melbourne: Ready To Push On

28 November 2022

Max Melbourne admits it's been great to be back involved and available for selection, following his return to action.

The defender was ruled out for three months following his injury in mid-August, but fought his way back to full fitness, making his return to injury in the recent league fixture at Lincoln City, before starting in the Papa Johns Trophy match there three days later.

"It's felt really good to be back in the team after a long time out," he said.

"As a footballer, you want to playing as much as possible, so it has been tough watching from the sidelines over the past few months. It wasn't ideal to pick up the injury so soon after joining the Club, but that's football sometimes. I'd had a good run of games in pre-season and then the first five games of the season I was involved in, so that was a real challenge to come back from, but now I'm back and looking to make the most of it.

"It's good to be back involved and training every day, so hopefully I can kick on now."

Despite a lack of time on the pitch due to the injury, the 24-year-old has been in and around the squad on a daily basis during his recovery, and admits he's enjoying life at the Mazuma Stadium so far.

"It's been a really good first few months, and everyone has been really welcoming," he said.

"Everyone has the same ambitions and goals here and we're all working towards the same targets come the end of the season. Of course, there are things that we need to improve on during matches, and we're working on that during training.

"I think we've seen over the last few matches that there is real progress with our performances, and with the busy Christmas period coming up, hopefully we can start to pick up some crucial results.

"Overall, it's a good environment to be in and I personally feel I've settled in well. It's been a good first few months, and I'm hoping to really push on now."

 

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