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Albion star Putt hoping he won’t be out for too much longer

Tom PuttGOAL-KICKING full-back Tom Putt is hoping he will not be on the sidelines for too much longer.

The 18-year-old has not played since mid-November due to problems with his heels.

Putt was in fine form before his injury, scoring 58 points in just eight starts.

Only Fylde’s Chris Johnston and Darlington’s Garry Law have a better strike-rate in National One than Putt of kickers who have attempted more than 10 penalties or conversions at goal.

“I’m still not training yet, but, hopefully, in a couple more weeks I will be back,” said the teenager.

Putt was gutted to get injured just when he felt he was really finding some form.

“I didn’t start the first game of the season but started the rest up until I got injured,” he said. “Being 18 and playing National One, I started to find a bit of form with my general play and especially my goal-kicking.

“It’s quite disappointing to lose my place through injury, but that’s rugby.”

On his injury, Putt said: “Imagine having a stone in your shoe – it’s like that, a constant pain.

“However, it’s not so much constant now. It has got loads better, thanks to the physio team, but when I run I still get a lot of pain.”

Putt is hoping when he is fit he can get back in the team, but he knows it might be hard with the club enjoying their best form of the season.

“Hopefully, I can, but we’ll have to see what happens,” said Putt.

“We’ve won give out of five, which is good for the club.”

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