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Wesolowski On Hartlepool And Return From Injury

16 January 2015

Midfielder glad to be back playing again

  • Wesolowski glad to be back from injury
  • Midfielder wants to put right recent form
  • Australian back in contention sooner than thought
Midfielder James Wesolowski is expecting Hartlepool United to be difficult to break down when Shrewsbury Town tackle the league's basement side on Saturday.

Ronnie Moore’s side will also have rejuvenated self-belief after a first Sky Bet League 2 win since October last weekend when they beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 at Victoria Park.

Wesolowski, therefore, knows the Shrews will have to play at their very best to get back to winning ways at the weekend (3pm kick-off) as the team continue their pursuit of the top three.

“It is at our place where we have been strong this season," he said.

"We have not won in a few so it's a great opportunity this weekend to go and make things right.

“This is the time in the season when we need to get a win. We have had two draws and a loss in the last thee so we really need to bounce back and start winning again if we are going to get promoted.

“We have a great bunch of lads. It does not matter whether we are winning or losing, we keep level headed and we know there’s things we need to work on in training but we do that and then take it into games on the Saturday."

And the midfielder knows Pools will be difficult to break down them despite them being bottom of the league table.

“We're going to have to be playing at top notch as they will come here and sit basically with two banks of five," he said.

“No games are easy, you don’t get that in League Two.

“Every team bring a different attitude to a game and it is our job to break them down, but we are very confident with our ability as individuals and as team".

And the Australian is thrilled to back playing after a hamstring injury.

He said: “Being injured is one of the worst things in football,you have to sit and watch the lads play football which is heartbreaking.

“It was meant to be eight weeks but I have got back in a month which is great, and I am happy now to be back playing  and enjoying my football."

Watch a short clip of Wesolowski's pre-match interview below.

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