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Cameron Steps Up Recovery

8 March 2016

Winger Provides Injury Update

Making significant strides towards a return to fitness, Henry Cameron’s injury recovery is right on track, with running the next target.

The winger was ruled out for the season after rupturing his ACL while on international duty with New Zealand in November.

It was a cruel turn of events for the 18-year-old, who’d made great progress under Neil McDonald, turning out 16 times for The Seasiders this season.

With the Bloomfield Road staff by him every step of the way, Cameron is looking to move beyond bike rides in the coming weeks.

“The recovery’s going really well,” he explained. “I'll be starting straight-line running on Monday.

“Phil (Horner) has stressed how important it is to keep things normal and the lads have been really supportive.

“I should be back training in July and hopefully be playing in August or September if everything goes to plan.”

Cameron qualifies for New Zealand through his mother and impressed during the opening 42 minutes of his debut against Oman – a proud moment for all concerned.  

“It was a really proud moment for me and my mum to represent them. I have no regrets in playing the game, it was an easy decision to represent them.

“The qualifiers start next season. We’ve not got an easy route in but we should qualify. You play against all the island teams and then you go into a big qualifying group,” he said.

However, the winger’s focus remains on a return to his best in tangerine next season, as he looks to build on what was a positive run in the side this campaign. 

“I thought I had a good first-half to the season so it’s not all doom and gloom, I just need to crack on next season.

“I thought I was making good progress with my professional career because I was in the team most weeks.

“It’s been frustrating to be out but obviously it wasn’t meant to be so I’ve got to look forward to next season now,” he added. 

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