Neil Marshall column: Warrington game is start of a big month for us

Captain Neil Marshall.
Captain Neil Marshall.

I hate watching games. I’ve been down to the club a few times because I like to stay involved but the lads seem to be doing alright without me at the moment!

When you’ve been playing for eight years you feel like you’re missing out when you’re injured.

I’ll be down on Saturday for the game and it’s a big one at the start of a big month.

After top of the table Warrington we’ve got Curzon (Ashton) and Kendal (Town).

If we can take a few points off them then it will set us up really nicely for the second half of the season.

They’re the games every player wants to be a part of but my health is the most important thing at the moment.

I’m getting there slowly but it’s taking a bit longer than I thought it would.

My final assessment is on the 20th (of December) but I’m feeling good and it all seems to be going alright.

I was hoping to be back for Boxing Day but that was me getting ahead of myself a bit. It’s looking more like New Year’s Day now.

I’ve got a bit of a pain where I had the surgery but the specialist has told me that’s the nerve regenerating.

It’ll be my first Christmas in about eight years where I’m not playing so I might allow myself a few drinks on Christmas Day!

It was great to see Connie (Jordan Connerton) get off the mark against Cammell Laird.

He set up the second as well and we know if we provide him with chances he’ll get goals.

Aaron Taylor also returned on Saturday with the winning goal.

Work commitments had stopped him playing but I think they’re over now and it’s like having a new signing.

And with Connie you’ve got two strikers who have played at a good standard who can hopefully fire us up the table.