McGhee itching for match time

Jamie McGhee.
Jamie McGhee.

Jamie McGhee is itching to get onto the pitch and build up his match fitness.

The Boston United winger hasn’t started a match since the September 13 defeat at Stockport County, due to a knee injury.

He is now back in full training with the first team squad, but finding himself in a Catch 22 situation.

McGhee needs minutes on the pitch to build up his match fitness, but realises manager Dennis Greene can’t just throw him into important contests in a bid to build up his strength and tolerance.

“The gaffer’s been right to bide his time with me, but I need minutes now,” McGhee said.

“I can carry on training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I also need games thick and fast.

“It’s so competitive that you’ve got to come on and be sharp from the off.

“When you are coming on it’s often harder to pick up the pace of the game, so you need your match fitness to carry you through the first five or 10 minutes, then you can get your second wind and carry on as you would do if you are starting.

“It’s important to get as many minutes as you can, to make sure you can make an impact.”