Oxford United's Tom Craddock excited by return to action

Tom Craddock
Craddock joined the U's from Luton in August 2010

Oxford United striker Tom Craddock is looking forward to his return to first-team action.

Craddock spent the first three months of the season on the sidelines with a knee injury and was then sent off in his comeback game against Southend

"It's been disappointing, but now I'm just glad to be involved again and hopefully help us get on a winning run," the 25-year-old told BBC Oxford.

"I'm really excited to get back out on the pitch."

He added: "I've got that fire in my belly and I just want to get out there and prove I'm a good player.

"If I can help the team to turn things around after the recent run and get some more goals then that'll be great."

The former Middlesbrough trainee is confident that his extended break has given his knee time to recover fully.

"I feel like I've lived in the gym these last few months but my knee feels brand new," he said.

"I've just had to take a positive spin on the sending off and I've used the suspension as extra time to try and improve the injury even more."

The U's, who travel to Morecambe on Saturday, are currently on a run of five successive defeats in all competitions but are just two points outside the League Two play-off places.

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