Marc Newsham managing knee issue as he closes in on a century of goals
Marc Newsham insists the long-standing knee problem which forced him to miss his first games in 18 months is not a cause for concern.
Boston United’s leading scorer returned to the side for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Brackley after missing the previous two games, ending a run of 74 consecutive appearances for the club.
Newsham, 26, suffers from tendentious in the knee which led to swelling in the joint following the home defeat to Bradford Park Avenue last month.
The striker revealed the condition has to be carefully managed in training.
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“I’ve got a bit of tendentious, inflammation around the knee,” he said.
“I haven’t trained much this season. I’ve just been in the gym with Katie (Cooper, physio). It just needs a bit of rest sometimes.
“It was getting a bit fluidy after games so we decided to give it a couple of weeks’ rest which seems to have done the trick.”
After a successful period of rest, Newsham hopes to play a full part for the rest of the season.
The former Rotherham forward is just six goals away from 100 for the club.
“I wasn’t keeping count of the games (played consecutively), but I knew it had been a few,” he said.
“I’m like a bear with a sore head when I don’t play. I’m a semi-pro footballer and I want to play.
“I was scoring goals and was in the quite good form, but the lads did brilliantly in the games I missed. They didn’t need me or Garns (Scott Garner).”
Newsham will hope to add to his tally when United return to Skrill North action at home against Harrogate Town on Saturday.
“It’s a big game and we need to go on a run now,” said Newsham.
“We’ve done well against the teams in the bottom half of the table, but we’ve got to do better against the teams around us.”