28 year old Jamaican midfielder Chris Humphrey says he is happy that he is progressing back from injury smoothly and now he says he has is eyes to return for his club Preston North End F.C. in August 2016. Humphrey has not played professional football since October 2015 as a result of a stress fracture on his right shin bone. After doing surgery in January, he has had a speedy recovery since.
” I must say that I am greatly pleased to be back in training. Usually players who do surgery are out of football for at least 8 months but for me I am blessed I think. I back my manager as well Simon Grayson for all the encouragement and this has helped me pushed on further and enhanced my speed of recovery. He had a meeting with me and he told me he wants me back in pre season in July so I am definitely part of his plans. So now my eyes are firmly on the 2016/17 season and we are eyeing the play-offs.”
Humphrey who was born in St.Catherine, Jamaica says he also has aspirations to get back into the national team in the near future.
” I was part of Jamaica’s squad during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year and I must tell you, it was one of the best experiences in my career. To finish 2nd and to get a silver medal, wow it was a good moment and I am happy I was involved in this tournament. I have finished 2nd and 3rd in the Scottish League, I have played Europa League football and I have even won the League One promotion playoffs game but this Gold Cup tournament took the cake. There is no greater honour than playing for your country. I had an offer in the past to play for Scotland and I qualified with the paperwork but representing my country was the best feeling and I am hungry to get back with the team very soon.”
Humphrey played for Jamaica against Haiti, USA and Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.