Hammy keen to get his season started

Stevie Hammell
Stevie Hammell

Motherwell defender Stevie Hammell hopes he is finally over the injury problems that have restricted him to just six appearances this season.

The left-back had to undergo surgery after suffering torn groin and abductor muscles on Stjarnan’s artificial pitch in the Europa League qualifier.

After an aborted comeback in October he returned to the line-up on Saturday against Patrick Thistle and wants to stay in the team for the trip to New Douglas Park tomorrow (Thursday), despite Hamilton having their own ‘plastic’ pitch.

Hammell said: “It was excellent just to be out there as it feels a long time since I’ve played at Fir Park especially so it’s good to be back and can only get better from now on.

“I felt good in pre-season and then got injured on the trip to Iceland and it caused me real problems, it’s been stop-start as I can get to 90 per cent and then fall away again.

“I tried to come back for a couple of games, but I just wasn’t quite there, however hopefully we’ve now gotten to the bottom of it and I’m just looking to improve my fitness to get back in the team and enjoy my football again because its been a frustrating time.

“I want to involved at Hamilton as I don’t want to miss any more games, they have an artificial pitch like Stjarnan, but I’m not concerned about it, I want to play, it’s when you start thinking about these things you get injured.

“I just want to get on and hopefully help us continue our little run to see us start climbing the table, of course Hamilton will be a difficult game, but we have a bit of momentum now.”

’Well are also in action on Sunday when they welcome Aberdeen to Fir Park.