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'The worst five months of my life'

3 October 2012

Nathan Cameron describes his injury hell after his comeback against the Dons...

Coventry City defender Nathan Cameron labeled his time on injury table as ‘the worst five months of my life’ after he made his comeback against MK Dons. 

The Coventry City Academy product made his first appearance in the first-team this season after he came on to replace William Edjenguele in the second half.

The 20-year old had picked up a knee injury at the end of last season and has already played a succession of Under-21 games in a bid to regain match fitness.

After his spell out of the first-team over the summer, Cameron expressed his delight at being able to wear the Sky Blue shirt once again.

The defender said: “It has been very frustrating to be out for so long as I just love playing football and to not be able to do it has been horrible.

“It has been the worst five months of my life really. That’s how much I want to play and do my best for the club. For me to get back out there just means that all my hard work has paid off.

“All the lonely times in the gym, working to get fit have been for this moment so I am very pleased. If I can keep getting a chance in the side, that would be great but there is a lot of competition.

“I have to play really well just to keep my place in the side and that’s what I hope I can do. We have got some real talent here now but I am more than willing to fight for my place in the side.”

Coventry was able to claim a valuable point against Karl Robinson’s MK Dons despite Stephen Gleeson’s deflected effort canceling out Richard Wood’s first-half header. 

Mark Robins has brought in four players in his short time at the club and Cameron believes the new players have had a positive impact on the side.

He added: “As you can see, the gaffer has brought in a lot of new players and I think they have started to have a positive impact at the club.

“They have bedded in well with the squad, they haven’t disrupted anything and they have given everyone a much-needed lift really. 

“With the new and old players here, everyone just wants to fight for the same cause and get us up the table. We want to get into those promotion places so we can get that prize at the end of the season.

“But you have to win your home games and we want to make this place as much as a fortress as we can. We want to start making sure no team comes away from here with three points or even one point. 

“The fans expect it, and we need to start doing that.”

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