Eager Jack Broadhead set for return
Worksop Town midfielder Jack Broadhead explained how much he has missed playing football through its hiatus and is ecstatic to be returning to training next week.
Broadhead scored two goals in 10 appearances last season in his second spell with the Tigers, spending a short time on loan in the 2013/14 season when he was a youngster at Chesterfield.
The 26-year-old admits it has been a frustrating time without football.
“I am itching to get back really,” said Broadhead.
“It has been a long time off, especially with going back before Christmas and then not being able to play again was a pain and frustrating – I suppose everyone was in the same boat.
“I am eager to get going; I have just been doing a little bit of running here and there – I enjoy running anyway. Since lockdown has eased, I have been playing five-a-side after work and stuff when I can get.
“I have missed it; when you have a few weeks off from playing, you get a little break. But then it gets to a weekend and you feel a bit lost because there’s no game.
“We have had football on the TV, which has been helpful; you never normally get to watch a game on a Saturday – unless it is a late kick-off – and you find yourself watching Soccer Saturday and stuff at 3 o’clock when you should be playing.
“It is also stuff like having a beer afterwards with the lads that you miss. In a lockdown, it is difficult for everyone, but when it affects the routine that you have had then it is very strange, and I cannot wait to get back into it.”
Broadhead assessed his second stint with the club so far, stating that he believes he is playing some of the best football of his non-league career.
“I have enjoyed it; it has probably been the best period of my football in terms of non-league,” he added.
“I have loved working with the gaffer and the management team.
“I reckon we could have won the league because I don’t think there would have been many teams that would have caused us a problem – we played Stamford and Belper (Town) away and came back with draws.
“We have felt at ease at times, and we haven’t felt like we have been under the cosh too much, so I cannot wait to get back next week.”