Walter Scott continues to push after last season’s injury

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Macarthur FC’s left-back Walter Scott is willing to work harder than ever to make his debut appearance with the Bulls’ this season.

Scott suffered a knee injury last season during his stint with Wellington Phoenix, which left him out for almost three months.

He believes the injury has affected his game today.

“I don’t have the pain anymore, but I missed out on games during that period,” Scott said.

“I think it hurt me in not signing with Wellington because that wasn’t in the coach’s eyes, and it hurt me now with our own boss, he doesn’t feel yet that I’ve had enough minutes on my legs and I’m trying to prove it every day in training.”

Injuries is one of the biggest challenges for a player to face, but sometimes it can have a positive outcome.

“I’ve had injuries previously, you have a tough time and you’re not training with the lads and your body is recovering and you’re missing out on things,” Scott said.

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“That only increases your individual hunger and you don’t take things for granted when you are on the park.”

However, Scott’s disappointment grows when he realises he will not be playing despite the hard work and determination he has put in training.

“It’s a constant process to turn up every day to training and to show your willingness for the club and to support the boys through training and every time your name is not on that team sheet, it’s gut-wrenching,” he said.

“But I want to support the boys and you just keep doing the right things every day and keep pushing, asking those senior players around you and asking the staff what I can be doing to improve and be ready for that call come.”

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Despite his injury putting him out for a lengthy period, Scott has no fear after his experience.

“Injury is a part of football,” said Scott.

“I don’t have any fear, every day I go and train with full confidence and full effort every day.

“I know my body and I trust my body and I take care of my body all the time.”

The 21-year-old is eager to get his first game with the Bulls and he is ready to prove himself on the pitch.

“Yeah, definitely. I have been for a while,” Scott said.

“I just keep working every day and prove to him [Milicic] that I’m ready and I know in myself that I’m ready for when I’m called for.”

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Daniel Gualterio
Bachelor of Sports Media student from Charles Sturt University covering Macarthur FC. Passionate for the world game.

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