Midfielder Elliott Durrell said it's been a “long time coming” after he made his return to action in the Central League Cup tie with Morecambe earlier in the week.
Durrell, who has been out with a groin injury since the end of last season, played an hour against The Shrimps and cetainly looked like he was eager to make up for lost time.
The 28-year-old was named in the starting line-up at the Globe Arena and spoke about how he’s had to stay upbeat while being out with an injury.
He said: “It’s been a long time coming and it’s been frustrating, but it’s good to be back out there and good to get some minutes in the bank.
“It’s the same as you do with any injury. If you’re unfortunate enough to get an injury, you just have to remain positive.
“You know that it’s going to come to an end at some stage, so it was in stages really and when that light at the end of the tunnel gets there, it becomes even better for you.”
Elliott is hoping to make an impact on his return to the team as the midfielder looks to turn Macclesfield’s fortunes around.
“It’s been hard to watch after what we did last season, but that’s all behind me now and I just want to aim for the next league game,” Durrell added.
“I’ll look to play some part in some capacity in that and then go from strength to strength. Hopefully I can help turn the season around and we can get out of the predicament that we’re in at the minute.”
He continued: “We’re under no illusions, we’ve had a tough time. Maybe things haven’t gone for us, in terms of the rub of the green.
“We’ve got Lloydy (Ryan Lloyd) coming back, Callum Evans isn’t far away, Whits (Danny Whitaker) isn’t far away and then myself as well.
“I’m positive that we can get out of it, string a few results together and look to get out of what we’re in at the minute.”
Macclesfield are in FA Cup action this weekend as we travel to face Maidstone United and Durrell will be eager to feature in some capacity.