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Little: Fighting My Way Back

23 December 2015

Striker On Return From Injury

Andy Little says he's still fighting his way back to full fitness following a month on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.

The striker, currently on loan until 2 January, made his return to action off the bench in Blackpool's 2-0 victory against Peterborough on Saturday, and he now hopes to get back up-to-speed over the festive period.

"I'm still fighting my way back, I'm not fully back yet but there's plenty of games coming up now that I can try and get bits and pieces of. We'll then see what happens in January because I've enjoyed the short time I've had here," he said.

The 26-year-old sustained his injury against Southend United last month and he now accepts that he was a little too keen to make a big impression from the off.

"I came to the club for a short loan, as it stands, and I obviously wanted to hit the ground running. It was a bit ambitious of me to go straight in for the Southend game, having not played a lot of football this calendar year. I couldn't really resist the chance of playing again."

Little is now back in a squad full of confidence and on a three-game winning run following victories against Fleetwood Town, Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United, though those performances need to be built on in two important fixtures against Oldham Athletic and Barnsley.  

"It's great to beat those teams, but at the same time we know deep down that we need to beat the teams that are around us, especially the teams that are below us," he said. "That's who we've got coming up now in the next two games."

For the second time this season Blackpool will go into their next game as favourites with the bookmakers, however that counts for little in the eyes of the Northern Irishman. 

"We've proved in the last two games that doesn't mean anything. If we don't apply ourselves the way we have then we'll be on the other side of results. We've done well for the last three games, but it'll be a waste of time and effort if we don't go and put the icing on the cake in the next couple," he added.

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