Club News

Physio winning his own fitness battle

Wed 14 Oct 2015

Peterhead captain Steven Noble feels his sharpness is finally returning after suffering a hamstring injury at the beginning of the season.

By day, the Paisley physiotherapist helps other people recover but the 27 year old defender admits he has had his own personal battle.

Noble said: "My hamstring feels fine, it's just about my levels of fitness.  I am not as young as I used to be so I do take a bit longer to recover nowaways."

"I had one training session and I was thrown straight back in the team but now I feel like I am getting there.  I have played seven games in a row now so I am definitely feeling better."

"I work late on Mondays so it is hard to get to the gym at the start of the week.  The Glasgow boys then do a session on Tuesdays and the whole squad trains together on a Wednesday."

"But I am trying to get three sessions in to get back to the same fitness level I was at before the injury."

Noble played and scored in last weekend's Petrofac Training Cup quarter final victory over Stenhousemuir.  He was relieved to be part of a winning team with the Blue Toon's form having tailed off since August.

Noble is now calling on the seventh placed Blue Toon to carry their cup form into the League 1 campaign, starting with Saturday's trip to Coatbridge to face Albion Rovers.

The Balmoor skipper added: "The first quarter of the season has not been good enough.  We had a great week beating Stranraer, Falkirk and Dunfermline but since then, our form has gone downhill, coinciding with my return to the team!"

"We need to start picking up points because I feel the play-offs are a minimum.  But it is still early in the season and if we can keep clean sheets, I am sure we can kick on because there are definitely goals in the team."

"It will be difficult against Albion Rovers.  Nobody really likes going there because the surface is not the best and neither are the dressing rooms." 

"It is always a battle at Cliftonhill but we will be ready and hopefully we can pick up three points."