Returning Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker feared he was going to be out for longer
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MILES Storey feared he was going to be out injured for longer than he was when he picked up a hamstring injury before the start of the league campaign.
The striker missed the start of the Championship season when he picked up an injury in the League Cup encounter against Cowdenbeath last month.
However, he returned to action last week and came on as a substitute in the 1–0 win against East Fife on Saturday.
Storey says he was concerned he may have been out for a substantial period of time when it was confirmed it was a hamstring injury.
But he says he is now in a position where he feels he can make an impact on the pitch.
“Pre-season I played well up front, it is where I have been during the majority of my career and done well.
“To get injured in the second competitive game, I was worried that it was going to be bad, but I have done a lot of work in the gym and a lot of leg work to keep strong.
“It is about getting the rustiness out of my game now and finishing chances.
“It will come and it is a matter of getting one and slowing down when I get into that position.”
Storey admitted he was apprehensive returning to the pitch on Saturday due to the nature of the injury.
But he says he was fine during last week’s game as he continues to build on improving his match fitness.
“I was a bit nervous before the match in terms of my injury being alright,” said Storey.
“But I’ve been doing light training sessions so I am pleased to have done 30 minutes.
“I felt quite sharp and with the quality behind me they managed to get me in a couple of times.
“I felt strong enough to get there. There is just a bit of rustiness that I need to shake off.
“It is good to be back and involved again.”
Storey also says he has been impressed with new additions to the squad this season.
He highlighted the impact Kai Kennedy and Shane Sutherland have made since joining Inverness.
He feels he can create good partnerships with both players to improve Inverness as an attacking force.
“I played with Shane Sutherland in pre-season and I think he will be good for me personally as nine times out of 10 he puts threaded through balls. That is what I look for when I play up front.
“He gave me one that I should have scored from.
“But that is something which we need to build on together and build partnerships all over the pitch.
“Kai is looking good from what I have seen.
“He has got a good eye for a pass and I’m sure that we will get used to each other in training.”
Caley Thistle finished their League Cup campaign with victory as Sutherland scored the only goal of the game along with goalkeeper Cammy Mackay making a penalty save in injury time to secure a win.
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