Jamaican winger Chris Humphrey has spoke of his delighted at winning his spot back in the Motherwell starting eleven.
The former Shrewsbury’s man has had to be patient over the last few months with Omar Daley, Jamie Murphy, Nicky Law and even Henrik Ojamaa given the nod in the wide position.
However, some dynamic substitute appearances eventually led to his first SPL start since 26th November when a patched-up Steelmen side overcame Aberdeen last weekend.
[pullquote]I’ve been out for three months so to come back now and come back and have a good game last week was important for me; not just for starting, but for confidence.[/pullquote]
Asked if he was pleased to be back amongst the starts, the 23-year old said: “Yeah definitely, it’s always nice to be playing football and to get starts.
“We’ve got such a big squad now full of good players so it’s going to be hard to be playing every week. Everyone can’t play well every week and there’s always someone on the bench just ready to come on and take your position.
“That’s why I’ve been out for three months so to come back now and come back and have a good game last week was important for me; not just for starting, but for confidence. It’s up to my now to keep that spot.
“As a professional footballer you’ve got it in your head that you’re not going to play every game. It would be nice to, but it is how you prepare for the games you’re not playing and how you deal with it.
“Even in training you have to keep your head high and when you come off the bench, you have to do what you can do. Whether it is five minutes or twenty minutes, you’ve got to make a difference because that is football.”