For most of this season, Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey has been terrorised by a host of injuries and as he rightly admits, it’s been a season to forget for the 30-year old giant England international striker.
Yet the small matter of Premiership survival lingers on for Wigan and now that he is back from his injury misery, Heskey is eager to shove his injury demons to the past. The former Liverpool striker says that he wants to play a key role in the remaining 11 games in the Premiership season to help the Lactics avoid relegation from the Premiership.
Even at this stage of the season, I feel I haven’t really played.
It started off so well, but then I got the setback of breaking my foot and I’ve never really come back properly. I’d play a couple of games and then something else would happen.
It’s been a season to forget so far, but I’m not writing it off because we still have a lot of important games to come.
This is the first season I have had serious injury problems. It has seemed to be one after another which has been frustrating.
Getting out on the pitch is my aim. When you’re watching the lads from the stand you want to be out there with them.
I definitely think I can play a big part in the last 11 games, hopefully get some goals and provide others for the lads.
Wigan certainly do need a giant, tall and decent-in-the-air striker like Heskey who has loads of experience in the Premiership. But can Wigan stave off the drop even with Heskey in their first team? At the moment, it doesn’t appear too likely.