Baily Cargill missed the last 6 weeks of the 2018-19 campaign due to an ankle injury he suffered against Stevenage – but after a summer of rehabilitation work – he’s eager to get back amongst the group.
Once cleared to return to training, Baily will join a squad that has seen five new faces this Summer – and the defender feels that manager Paul Tisdale is putting together a strong outfit.
“I think we’ve made some good singings on the pitch - we’re building a really strong side,” Cargill told the media following Thursday’s Fixture Launch Breakfast.
“Tis wants to build from the back and his defence is probably his most important position that he wants to fill.
“We’ve got some really good players here, we’ve got almost two players in each position in the defence, there will be some healthy competition and that does help, it makes you up your game and improve and if you’re not involved you’ll up your game to get back into the side.”
With the squad back in pre-season on Monday, Cargill states he can’t wait to re-join the group.
“I was playing some of my best football in my career at the start of the season, I built up a really good relationship with Lewie and we sort of complemented each other, we just knew where each other would be on the pitch.
“I really enjoyed them three or four months where I was in the team consistently, fingers crossed I can get back to that sort of form next season and try stay fit for the whole season.
“My injury is coming along well, I should be back with the lads during pre-season, so I’m just as excited as everyone else to get started now.”