Thursday, November 26, 2009
Jon-Paul Pittman was carried from the field in the 31st minute of Wycombe Wanderers' visit to Millwall on November 21 sparking fears among supporters that their top-scorer may be facing a long period out of the team.
Head Coach Gary Waddock received better news on Monday concerning the popular forward, and learned that the injury was not as bad as at first feared.
He held back on naming his team for the Tuesday evening visit of Brentford, hoping that Pittman would have recovered sufficiently to play, but was disappointed when the striker failed a pre-game fitness test.
"I'm flying really," Pittman told YA. "(Just) suffering from bruising to the tendons and other tissues in and around the knee. I missed the game tonight but the guys were great."
Following the second Wanderers win in successive tries he beamed "(I am) very proud of my team. Gradually creeping up the table feels good."
"I've worked way too hard to slip back into League Two so I'm determined to give it my all," he continued. "We've no game this weekend so the pressure is off but I'd like to think if there was I'd be available for selection."
The Chairmen started the season slowly, falling to the bottom of the League One standings, but have started to embark on a good run of play. They earned an unexpected 2-0 win at Millwall on Saturday, and followed this on Tuesday with a 1-0 home win over Brentford.
The two wins have moved Wycombe from the bottom of the rankings into 22nd place, and just one win away from moving out of the relegation zone.
They next travel to Southampton on Tuesday, December 1, and will hope to have the the striker fully fit, and looking to add to his six goals for the season.