ANTON Foster is hoping his frustrating start to life as a Halifax Town player is about to end.
The midfielder, who arrived from Eastwood in the summer, was still struggling to overcome an injury picked up at the end of last term in pre-season.
Then, having worked his way into the side and impressing as the Shaymen produced their best 45 minutes of the campaign against Colwyn Bay, he suffered an Achilles problem that has kept him out of the last three games.
“I thought I did all right at Blyth Spartans because I was just working my way back in,” he said. “I did all right in the second half against Colwyn Bay too.
“And for my Achilles to go just like that was heartbreaking.
“I am getting really frustrated because I just want to get back playing.”
With another week’s work on the injury, Foster could figure when the Shaymen travel to struggling Hinckley United on Saturday.
“It felt a lot stronger at the weekend and the week off will be a big benefit,” he said.
“We have been doing a lot of work on it, strengthening the area and, fingers crossed, I could be available on Saturday.”
The Shaymen will travel to Leicestershire with the added confidence of having bagged their first home win last weekend.
“It is a big relief,” said Foster. “I think the boys felt under a bit of pressure at home and the win lifted that.”
Hinckley might be struggling, but Foster knows that wherever the Shaymen go they are regarded as major scalps even at Blue Square Bet North level.
“It is something I keep forgetting,” he said, “This is a big club and we are expected to do big things.
“Every game is really hard but we have the qualities to be up there at the end of the season.”
TOWN fans wishing to travel to Hinckley United on the official supporters bus on Saturday can book now by calling 07707 143 094. The cost will be £16 and transport leaves the Shay at 11.30am.