On-loan City star vows to end injury nightmare


Anthony Pulis is enjoying his injury-free spell at Sincil Bank. | Photo: Lincoln City F.C.

On loan Lincoln City midfielder Anthony Pulis is hoping his spell at Sincil Bank will put an end to a frustrating last few years of injury.

Anthony, the son of Stoke City boss Tony Pulis, signed on an initial one-month loan from League One side Southampton, where he endured an injury plagued spell.

“I’ve had a series of quad muscle injuries in the latter part of my time at Stoke, which was frustrating. I just kept repeatedly tearing my quad muscle, and I then had to go to see a specialist in Germany who sorted it out.

“I then got a move to Southampton, but just before I broke my foot, but they still wanted the move to go through, so I was there for three months with my foot in plaster which was really frustrating. I got back playing but then re-fractured my foot in January last year and missed last season,” he said.

Pulis, a former Welsh Under 21 international, is enjoying his spell in the Imps’ starting line-up.  The 25-year-old said: “The aim was to come here and get some first-team games, and it’s worked well so far.”

“I’ve started all three games and I’ve felt I’ve improved steadily as each game has gone by. I’ve had a lot of injury problems over the past few years and it was just a case of me wanting to play football and help the team push up the table.”

The tough-tackling midfielder is half-way through his initial one-month loan and would be interested in extending his stay at Sincil Bank.

“The way things are going at Southampton, they’re flying so I probably wouldn’t be anywhere near the team because they’re doing so well. I’ve enjoyed my time so far, the lads have been good, I’ve settled in well, and its something I’d be interested in.”

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