Corr facing fitness race
By James Evans. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Swindon Town striker Barry Corr has told skysports.com he is facing a race against time to be fit for the new season.
The 22-year-old is entertaining the prospect of a lonely pre-season having suffered from a problematic back injury for the past few months.
The former Sheffield Wednesday man, who signed for The Robins back in March, admits he cannot wait to get started at the County Ground when his fitness allows.
"I'm looking forward to it. I won't be able to hit it full pelt because I'm still not 100 per cent, but it will be nice to see the lads and get back into the banter," Corr told skysports.com.
Paul Sturrock's squad reconvene next Monday at the club's Wanborough base, though Corr will be training individually in order to build up strength and fitness having had to endure a number of back injections in order to finish the last campaign.
The striker added: "I've not had time to rest too much. I had a couple of scans at the hospital and the recovery is going well, and the bone in my back is healing well. My aim now is to strengthen it so it won't happen again."
Another injury victim is defender Ady Williams, whose recovery timescale is working along the same lines, and Corr is grateful of having someone else in a similar situation.
"When you're with other people they can motivate you and you stick together, but on your own it can be difficult. I'm still looking forward to it because it means that the season isn't far away, but it will be hard."
Corr will be looking forward to plying his trade in League One following Town's promotion last season and, with the addition of several faces, he believes another good season could follow for The Robins.
"Consolidation is the main thing, but with a few signings we could do well.
"I've spoken to a few of the targets mentioned in the press, as they were old friends of mine at Sheffield Wednesday, and if the gaffer can bring in half the names he has been linked with in the press then we could have the makings of a very good squad.
"It wasn't long ago that we were in the Premiership. It's a nice stadium and you can understand why people would want to come here - especially when you consider the gaffer as well. He's ambitious and proven."