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BENSON BOUNCING BACK AFTER 'HORRIBLE' INJURY

16 November 2015

Striker hopes injury worries now behind him after Barnet return

Paul Benson hopes he can remain injury free for the rest of the season after returning from a slipped disc injury which saw him ruled out for almost three months.

The experienced striker played 78 minutes in the Town’s 2-0 win over Barnet at the weekend – his first start since he scored in the 3-2 defeat at Yeovil on 22nd August.

“It’s been tough, it’s a horrible injury to have,” admitted Benson. “It’s one of those injuries which affects your whole day.

“You come to training and it hurts when you stand up. Then it hurts when you sit down. The only thing you can do is lie down.

“Then you go home and you’ve got three kids to look after. You go home and all you can do is lie down…it rejigs your quality of life. 

“But it’s nice to get over that aspect of it now.”

Benson has made over 350 senior appearances since John Still plucked him from the Essex Senior League in 2005.

And the 36-year-old believes years of fending off centre-halves and straining his neck down the years has taken its toll.

“I can’t see any other reason than overuse – the constant flicking the ball on – I do a lot of the in a game and I take a lot of hits from defenders too,” explains the striker.

“I just hope I can stay on top of it until the end of the season and hopefully the end of my career.”

Watch the snippet of the interview with Paul below, or the interview in full here on Hatters Player.


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