After missing three months through injury, Jordan Ponticelli insists that he can help the club push on and is looking forward to getting the chance to show what he is capable of in a Macclesfield shirt.
“The injury came at a very bad time, I was very excited to come here and obviously for it to be taken away from me in the first half an hour was very disappointing.
“I’ve done my recovery now, I’m back, nearly fully fit which will come in time with games but I’m happy to be back here and push to get some game time and some points.
“It was my first proper injury in football, it was very disheartening when you turn up to training everyday and you can’t kick a ball; but I had to crack on and deal with it, and I have, and I’m back now because I had that strength and mentality to keep pushing and keep strengthening up.
“I’m back here now and all of that disappointment has gone.”
Since Jordan’s last appearance a lot has changed at the club, most notably the appointment of Sol Campbell as manager and Jordan admits that he is looking forward to learning from the new man in charge at Moss Rose.
“You can just tell with his experience, he’s such a big character, it’s a credit to him with how far he has gone in the game, and let’s hope that he can push that on with the managerial role here.
“It is exciting times here, especially with a big appointment like that.
“It’s a great time to come back, a great appointment in Sol Campbell and the lads are starting to pick up some points as well and I’ve always said it’s a great bunch of lads, a great standard of football here, so I can definitely see this picking up soon.”
After such a long spell on the side-line, Jordan admits that he is looking forward to getting minutes under his belt as soon as possible as he looks to put his injury behind him.
“After three months out, in my first 45 minutes I got a goal, which is always nice as a striker.
"In those first games, I was just trying to get through the minutes, just to get the general fitness; but when the chances come, and I take them like that it’s very nice and it builds your confidence up to come to places like this and just push on again.
“Like I said, it’s a great time to come back but then again, it’s a weekend off with no games, but we will be in working had in training, but I would like the first game to come as quickly as possible, try and get a few minutes in, and maybe a goal or two.
“I always pride myself on being a hard-working player, I’ll chase anything down, and when the chances come, I’d like to think I can take them, which I’ve proven in the past so I’m hoping that my style of play will help Macclesfield to get some more goals in the back of the net.”