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Injured Kyle's message to Terras: Focus on big finish
KYLE Critchell has told the Terras to forget about his injury and solely concentrate on finishing the season as strong as possible.
The 26-year-old has a fractured ankle and is awaiting an MRI scan on his knee and further examinations on his groin after being stretchered off in the Dorset Senior Cup semi-final defeat against Wimborne Town on February 27.
Critchell, whose side is chasing a play-off spot in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division, told Echosport: “Having experienced injuries like this before it makes it slightly easier to deal with and it’s just about taking it day by day.
“Unfortunately these things happen in football and I don’t blame the Wimborne lad for the tackle at all. It’s frustrating because I had just started to play in what I feel is my best position in central midfield, and with the team doing so well it could not have happened at a worse time.
“However, my main concern now is the nine games that are left for the rest of the lads.
“We have got ourselves in a great position and I want everyone’s focus to be solely on that.
“That is why I have taken a step back over the last week or so because the last thing I want to do is bring down the vibe.
“Everyone has been great at the club particularly our physio Emma Tonkin, who has been fantastic.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to them all but it is not about me now, it is about the club trying to do the best it can until the end of the season.”
The Terras have since made an official complaint to the Dorset FA and the Football Association about the lack of medical provisions at the County Ground the night the injury occurred, and the player himself hopes they take note.
Critchell, who thought Wimborne deserved their victory, added: “It is difficult to take when it happens in that type of game.
“I don’t mean to be derogatory but if the Dorset FA wants the Senior Cup to be a showpiece they could at least use their common sense and ensure these games are staged on decent pitches with adequate facilities.”
Weymouth host Banbury United this afternoon (3pm) with Critchell expected to be in attendance in the main stand.