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Winger Gregson delivers a rallying call

By Steve Carpenter 10/05 Updated: 10/05 11:43

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Buy photos » Winger Jeff Gregson (right) has endured a season of mixted fortunes with Coventry. (s) Photo by Nick Merideth

WE must stick together - the words of Coventry winger Jeff Gregson who is putting an inconsistent season behind him and looking ahead to next year.

Phil Maynard's side made a bright start to the their 2011/12 campaign, winning seven of their opening ten National League One fixtures.

But things quickly turned sour at Christmas and into the new year, and seven defeats in their final 13 matches of the season pushed the Blue & Whites down to 13th in the final league standings.

"It's been quite an inconsistent season for us," Gregson told the Observer.

"We started the season off quite well, then we've been hit with injuries throughout the year.

"Our game has been quite inconsistent and we've had to get a few new lads in to cover positions.

"That has been the problem and we've been unable to put out a consistent team every week yet the boys that have come in have done a job for us.

"I think we've just got to stick together on this one.

"A few boys will be leaving, that usually happens, but if we can get a few good lads in and have a good pre-season we can push on for next year."

On a personal note it has been a season to forget for Gregson.

The 23-year-old has been plagued by a hamstring injury and a recent knee problem put him out of the team at the back end of the season.

But after seeing a specialist in recent weeks, he is confident of an injury-free season.

Gregson added: "I had a really good pre-season, then just before the season started I was plagued with hamstring problems and more recently I've had a niggle in my knee.

"My hamstring problem has been very frustrating, mainly because we didn't know what the cause of it was.

"But I think we've finally got down to the bottom of it, and hopefully with some rehab and some preparation for the start of the season I should be good to go.

"I'm taking time out from playing 7s this year in order to get fit so really this summer I'll just be concentrating on that, chilling out and looking forward to the start of the new season.

"Hopefully I can have a better year than this year and get back to scoring which is what I love doing."

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