CHRIS Hall says he is ready to return to the Boston United midfield today... if called upon.
The 28-year-old has been used as something of a utility man since his summer arrival at the Jakemans Stadium.
Although a striker by trade, Hall has been deployed as both a winger and central midfielder, as well as part of a forward three, by managers Jason Lee and Lee Canoville this season.
But in recent weeks he has found himself spending the majority of his time on the substitutes’ bench, as the arrival of Ian Ross and rise in form of Ben Milnes have left him with limited opportunities.
But with Milnes ruled out for up to a month with an ankle injury, Hall seems the likely candidate to replace him ahead of today’s visit of Blyth Spartans (KO 3pm).
“It’s never nice to have a player injured, but all I can do is keep plugging away in training and wait for my chance,” he said.
“All I can do is keep my head down and hope I may have done enough - if Ben isn’t right - to put myself in the team.
“I’ll turn up and keep trying to do the right things. It would be nice to get a run in the team again.
“I’ve missed playing, but well see how it goes.”
Hall admitted he was ‘disappointed’ at his recent omission from the starting XI.
But the former Burton Albion man, although pragmatic about his position, is confident he can seize any chance which comes his way.
“It’s never nice to be out the team, but these things happen in football,” he said.
“All you can do is do the right things and wait.
“Well see now if I’ve done enough.”
Hall has made 18 starts, plus four substitute appearances this term, but his first goal still eludes him.
Although not shy at trying his luck from distance, the former forward is desperate to break his duck.
However, he sees the overall teams results as the biggest target for the remainder of the season.
He added: “You can see from the team - I’ve seen it from the bench – we’ve improved and got a good enough squad.
“We know we’ve got enough in the squad to go on a good run.”