WASPS goalkeeper Neil Parry says he can’t wait to get back in action after enduring several weeks out injured.
Parry suffered a broken finger during Alloa's Scottish Cup defeat to Dunfermline and admitted he has been champing at the bit to get back involved with the squad.
The keeper reckons he is now back to fitness and revealed he was set to be involved against Brechin last Saturday, only for the game to fall victim to the weather.
Parry told Advertiser Sport: “My finger is much better. I was able to take part in the warm-up before the East Fife game and then trained on Thursday so I’m hoping that is me back to full fitness.
"It has been a long few weeks for me but I am finally getting there. It’s been frustrating because it’s a small injury, but in my position a finger is so important.
“It has been good to be back in amongst training. You do miss it a lot when you aren’t involved and it’s something you take for granted when you’re fit. That makes you even more determined to get back in as quickly as possible.
“I was supposed to be in the squad on Saturday so it is frustrating to see it called off but to be honest it wasn’t unexpected.
"It’s just one of those things which happens in football. From my perspective it’s maybe not a bad thing as it will give me a bit longer to heal up.”
Parry’s injury has seen Craig McDowall and Andrew Wilson feature between the posts for the Wasps, and the number one was full of praise for his colleagues.
He said: “As soon as Craig came in the two of us got on brilliantly. Having worked with him in training I knew he would be brilliant if he was called upon.
"It’s testament to him that he can come in after so long out and look as if he’s never been away.
"Young Andy was really composed when he came in against Albion Rovers, and I think he will go far, so there is great competition between the three of us. We all work well together."
The former Airdrie keeper is now hoping to be involved when the Wasps host Stenhousemuir on Saturday, and is determined to help his team-mates continue their recent run of form.
Parry added: “Some of the scorelines against Stenhousemuir this season haven’t reflected how tough the games have been and we are expecting it to be difficult again, but we are determined to get the win. We want to consolidate our playoff place.
“The boys have been superb recently. It’s been really pleasing to watch, and hopefully it can be the start of another run similar to the one we had at the start of the season.”