After two months on the side-lines, City ‘keeper Marko Marosi made his return to action in the Under-23s clash with Birmingham earlier this week.
Marosi had been out of action for almost two months after suffering a facial injury during City’s 1-0 win over Cardiff City back at the end of November last year.
The ‘keeper has had to bide his time and wait to recover before getting back out there and he had that chance on Monday at Wast Hills, as he donned his mask for the first time.
“It was really good to finally be back out there.” Marosi said.
“Unfortunately, the result wasn’t great, but I had a lot to do and I was quite busy, so I was pleased with that and it was a good test for me after the injury I’ve had, and I felt good out there.
“The mask is a bit uncomfortable, but you get used to it. I’m not sure how long I have to wear it for but hopefully it’s not too long because it’s not the best.”
Marko suffered a fractured cheekbone after going up to claim a cross in the last minutes against Cardiff back in November.
Marosi clashed with Bluebirds centre-half Sean Morrison and required surgery to deal with the injury.
“I remember everything that happened.
“It was one of them and it is what it is, it happened, and we got the win in the game which was the main thing, but now it’s time to move on and I’m just happy to be back out there because I’ve been bored to be honest.
“After the operation I couldn’t really do anything and I had so much swelling, so I just had to sit at home.
“But I’ve been training now for a few weeks and training properly for about a week and a half and I feel great.”
Marosi has had to watch on as Ben Wilson has been called upon in recent weeks, stepping in to a position which Marko has held for the last year.
However, Marko has been ‘delighted’ for his friend, who has been given an opportunity after biding his time, but told how he will be looking to fight for his spot once more.
“I’m looking forward to competing with Ben for a spot. He’s been absolutely fantastic since he stepped in and I have to fight for that shirt.
“I’ve been delighted for him because me and Ben have a great relationship and he’s said it before and we always support each other whoever’s in in the net.
“He supported me for over a year whilst I was in and now it’s my turn to support him and push him all the way.”