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Aluko Keen To Recapture Form On Return

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09:56 7th January 2014

Sone Aluko is confident that he can recapture his early season form when he returns from injury.

Aluko was one of the Tigers’ stand-out players during the opening weeks of the campaign, helping the side to vital wins against Norwich City and West Ham United as well as scoring a spectacular volley to secure victory at Newcastle United before an Achilles injury brought an enforced break.

Having been out of action since mid-October, the striker is looking forward to getting back on the pitch with manager Steve Bruce recently saying Aluko is three-to-four weeks away from a return.

Although Aluko himself hasn’t set a date for his comeback, he says he is progressing well.

“I’m trying not to set any deadlines and I’m just taking it day by day, but so far it’s gone according to plan and I think I’m maybe even ahead of schedule so hopefully I’ll be back playing soon,” said Aluko.

“It was frustrating to get the injury but that’s life and sometimes you just have to knuckle down and get through these things.

“I believe that when I get back playing, I’ll hit the ground running and recapture the form I was in before.

“I’m looking forward to getting back playing. The lads have been unbelievable while I’ve been on the sidelines and that has softened the blow of not playing a little bit.

“I’ve been jogging and doing a bit of ball work. It’s been good to get back outside.”

Aluko recently signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with the Tigers and as well as helping the team when he returns to action, the 24-year-old is also keen to repay the faith shown in him by his manager and the club’s owners.

“I need to focus on getting back playing and getting back playing well,” added Aluko.

“The manager and the owners have shown a level of faith in me and I have to repay that by playing well on the pitch. That has always been my priority.”

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