David Burrows has set his sights on regaining a first team place after recovering from a
nasty knee injury far sooner than expected.
The 31-year-old is desperate to play his way back into contention and earn himself a
new contract for next season.
Although chairman Bryan Richardson told the player three months ago that he would be
talking to his agent about a new deal, that has not transpired but the player is not too
"If the club want to offer me something then they will come to me, I am not going
to go to them asking for a new deal.
"That issue has to be put on the backburner while I try and regain my place in the
side which will not be easy because Steve Froggatt has come in their and done a good job.
"The good thing about Steve is that he has played there before and he knows the
position so it was not like having to use somebody totally out of place.
"He has been a very good stand in because he also gives you attacking options in
the last third of the pitch.
"It is not like Paul Telfer on the other side, who to be fair to him has had to
come in and play in a position that he has not been used to."
Burrows has been sidelined since October after damaging the cruciate ligament in his
knee, but he now thinks the injury is fully recovered.
"I actually twisted the cruciate ligament but it did not need surgery just
"I was given a comeback time of 10 12 weeks by the physio but only nine
have gone by and I am back in full training and feeling really good."
The former Liverpool man is expected to be named in Citys line-up for their
reserve fixture next week.