Richard Keogh - Radio Cumbria Interview

Richard Keogh
United centre-half Richard Keogh spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria's James Phillips early this afternoon ahead of Carlisle's League One clash against Brighton at Brunton Park, Keogh talking about how his comeback from his ankle injury is going :

" It is coming along really well actually, obviously when I did my injury I was quite worried because the swelling was so bad. My first fears were that I was going to be out for quite a while but I stayed positive and it has healed really well with the treatment Dolly (Neil Dalton) has been giving me. It has responded really well to it, I keep stepping up my rehabilitation every day in the last couple of weeks so I am quite pleased with how it is going.

" I have to fight my way back into the side now but that's football. Obviously I put a lot of hard work into pre-season and I started the season well, I was pleased with how I was playing, I felt like I was getting better with every game. Unfortunately these things happen, it was just the way it happened really, I carried on really when I maybe I shouldn't have but I just did it for the team to get three points. We got the three points and that was the most important thing and I worried about my ankle afterwards.

" Murph (Peter Murphy) has come in and the team has been doing really well, picking up some positive results. In a way it has been quite good for me because I have been able to get my ankle right properly. Maybe if the team had had a few poor results then I might have had to maybe rush it back and it could have been worse for me. So the team is doing fantastic and I am not really worried about them, I just want to concentrate on getting fit and I will take that chance when it comes to it.

" I don't really know how long it will be before I come back, me and Dolly have been talking, just taking each day as it comes. The more I am doing the work he is telling me to do I have not had any reaction and the better it has been. So Dolly has been really pleased and hopefully maybe next week I will be able to get out there on the field and do a bit of sharper work to test out a bit on the twisting and turning, see how that fares with that. If I come through that then that will be really good, looking to coming back sooner rather than later. "