Robson: I couldn't hack being a fan

Last updated : 16 April 2009 By Mikbhoy
Celtic midfielder Barry Robson had surgery on his groin injury back in February and had targeted the Co-operative Insurance Cup Final on the 15th of March as a likely comeback date. Unfortunately the player's recovery didn't go to plan and now another visit to the specialist will decide if he plays again this season.

"I had a little setback after my operation when I think I tore a bit of my adductor muscle again." said Robson. "That meant three weeks of rest and another injection. I'm hoping within the next week I can start light training again and that I can get back for some games before the end of the season. That's my aim, anyway. Whether that happens or not, I don't know. But that's what I am hoping for."

Although it's highly unlikely that he'll be fit in time for the Glasgow derby on the 9th of May the tenacious midfielder has not given up on the prospect just yet. "I have got to see a specialist again at some point and see how it goes." he said. "Fingers crossed I can push on but it all depends how it reacts. I can get some more treatment over the next few weeks, and it is really dependent on that."

"It's an injury I have had for four or five months." he explained. "It just got to the stage when I couldn't go any more. I had to get it fixed. It got done, but I never came back as soon as I was supposed to after the setback.

"It's been horrible having to watch the lads play." said Robson. "For the first three weeks I went to all the games, home and away. But I found it hard going and then watched the boys on the TV. They are going well, but you just miss it, being in the thick of the action. Hopefully I will be back soon to help them."