Andy Cannon is looking forward to starting pre-season on Monday, having been out of action since March.
“I’ve fully recovered from my fractured cheekbone, so I’m good to go, and I can’t wait for pre-season and the new season now!” he said.
“You keep yourself ticking over in the summer but it’s not the same as pre-season, which is where you get back to your full fitness. Even although it’ll be tough, I can’t wait to get going - I’m ready for it.”
With all five out of contract players having signed deals to return for the new campaign and five new recruits arriving at the Crown Oil Arena over the summer, Cannon can’t wait to meet up with everyone.
“We’ve got a strong group here and everyone’s happy, so I’m also looking forward to getting back with the lads and doing it all again this season, as we try to achieve good things. We’re looking very strong for the new season with the signings that have been made.”
Experienced midfielder David Perkins is one those new signings and Cannon believes he can learn a lot from the 36-year-old.
“I’ve played against him a couple of times and you can tell he still had it when he was at Wigan, so it will be good to learn from him. He’s very experienced and he can help the likes of me, Ollie, Campsy and the other young midfielders who are coming through, too.”
Having signed a one-year deal on Friday, Cannon, who was out of contract this summer, wants to kick on during the year ahead.
“I’m 22-years-old now, so I’m not a young player anymore - I need to start going out there and showing what I can do. There’s a lot more still to come from me, so this is the season to go and do it.
“I’m really pleased to have got the contract signed before the start of pre-season. The club holds a special place in my heart because it has helped me become the player I am today. I’ve definitely learned a lot from the people here - the staff and the players. I’ve been here a few years now and I’ve enjoyed every season.”