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Maidenhead United: A Long Frustrating Time

Posted by Matt Howitt
Posted on Sun 7 Jan 2018
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FC Halifax Town’s Matty Kosylo has revealed he found his injured period frustrating but is almost back to full fitness following his cameo appearance in the last 20 minutes of the 0-0 draw against Maidenhead at York Road

The winger has been out with a knee injury which has left him out of Billy Heath’s side for a considerable amount of time and has said one of the most difficult aspects of his time on the side-line was not knowing the extent of his injury.

‘It felt good, I’ve said before probably the most frustrating part was it could be a something or nothing tackle in training and you’re going to be out a week, two weeks, that becomes three and then you don’t know what it is, so you have to get a scan, so it’s been a long, frustrating time.’

‘I trained Thursday so that was alright, and I think that early tackle did me the world of good, just to tell me that my knee could handle it, especially on a bit of a boggy pitch.’

Kosylo knows how to keep himself at peak fitness and now that his knee has recovered and seems strong, he now feels he just needs game time to get him back to his peak.

‘I look after myself, I eat right, I go to the gym regularly, but match fitness is totally different. So, I’m not going to say I’m right at it. I’m fit, I’m fit as I can be but until you get a couple of 90 minutes that’s probably when you feel at your best.’

There was 20 minutes to go in the game against Maidenhead when Kosylo made his return and it was a tight affair in which both teams put in strong defensive performances and the number 7 believes the draw was probably a fair result.

‘They had a lot of chances first half, they hit the bar, they missed a couple of sitters to be fair so yeah you’d probably say in chances created it probably was a good point.’

‘Obviously we didn’t see whether the ball went out, the referee said it did for Garner’s goal so that was unfortunate.’

‘It felt really good to be back, glad we got a point in the end.’

Another point away from home following the 0-0 against Dover recently and the winger believes that defensively the team have been much better at grinding out the good results as of late.

‘From the sounds of it, I’ve not seen the away games, but in homes games we’ve tried to be stubborn, I know Macclesfield Town was a one off, a couple of decisions went against us but other than that we’ve been stubborn, we’ve been difficult to break down and it’s been needed because we had a bad run’

‘It’s been a bit of a turbulent time to be fair, the lads have calmed down and got back in a bit of a good roll and a couple of good 0-0 draws, couple of wins here and aside from a couple of defeats against Macclesfield which I felt we should’ve had something out of especially on Boxing Day.’

‘We’re getting there and if we can pick up a few more wins, we’ll probably get on a good roll I think and the league’s wide open.’

Kosylo is now eyeing up a start against Macclesfield on Tuesday and believes he is ready and raring to go in the FA Trophy clash.

‘At the end of the day I’ve been training and been on the bench, I’m fit enough to start. Albeit you might run out of gas, 60/70/80 minutes but you need that to balance the risk with the benefit, so we’ll see, we’ll see what the gaffer does on Tuesday.’

‘If I start, I start. I’ll be happy. ‘

For the full interview with Kosylo, or for more post-match reaction from the 0-0 draw against Maidenhead from captain Matty Brown and from manager Billy Heath, head on over to Shaymen TV.

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