Taylor Perry has returned from injury after being side-lined for a couple months and is ready to continue where he left off before the setback.
On loan from Premier League side Wolves, the 21-year-old last featured for the Robins in a goalless home draw to MK Dons at the end of October.
On Boxing Day he made a short appearance off the bench in the loss to Plymouth Argyle, but Perry is eager to get back to his best after the injury.
“I was out for six weeks, so it’s a good feeling to be back out there. I’ve been looking forward to it for a while now as the injury dragged on a bit, but I’m back now which is the main thing,” said Perry.
“It’s tough being injured as you just want to be out playing with the lads, especially when you’re around the training ground. Now I’m back it’s a good feeling, but I just need to get back to full fitness.”
The talented midfielder had a loan spell at the club last season, however that was cut short after a hampering hip injury, and in January he returned to Wolves for the rest of the 2021/22 season.
“Injuries are part of the game that you just have to accept. It’s happened again this season, but it hasn’t been as bad as last season, and I have returned much quicker. I’m nearly at full fitness, but to be back in full training and getting minutes on the pitch is the main thing,” admitted Perry.
In all competitions across the two loan spells, Perry has played 33 times for the Robins, with two goals and an assist to his name. Bar his time at Cheltenham, he has only played for Wolves and their development sides, and because of this the youngster believes the experience gained from his time here has been invaluable.
“Playing my football at Cheltenham has been a good experience. It was unfortunate that my time here last season was cut short due to injury, however I feel I have picked up where I left off really. This season I believe I have pushed on further and improved my overall game, which was one of the main things I wanted to achieve.”
Looking ahead to this evening’s opponents in Shrewsbury Town, Perry is confident Cheltenham can bounce back from Mondays loss.
“Shrewsbury are a tough team to play against, and especially at their ground. It’ll be a tough game, but we know if we stick to our game plan then we’ll get something out of the match.”
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