Johannesburg - Morgan Gould is delighted to be back for Kaizer Chiefs after an
injury lay-off, with Stuart Baxter as pleased with his "new signing".
According to the Football411 website, Gould was forced to sit out the business end of the 2012/13
campaign for Chiefs, and he played no on-field role in their PSL and
Nedbank Cup triumphs.
However, the Bafana Bafana centre-back was able to complete more
than 45 minutes of action on Sunday in Amakhosi's defence of their
Gauteng Cup title.
"I didn't have an off-season because of the rehab programme from
the injury I sustained on the 6th of April 2013. I spent most of the
time at the gym strengthening muscles but also made time to rest in the
process," he told Chiefs' official website.
"So far I have played in the practice matches against Mbabane
Swallows of Swaziland and BidVest Wits where I began to open my mind and
get back to match awareness.
"I felt comfortable in both matches. On the weekend we played in
the Gauteng Football Cup, this is when it felt nice to be part and
parcel of the match situation with the support from the crowd.
"Personally I am happy to get back to action and to remain humble with every opportunity I get to make a contribution."
Meanwhile, Baxter reckons Gould's return for the Glamour Boys is a
welcome boost, the coach saying: "It is good to have Morgan (Gould)
"A fit Morgan is more like a new signing. He is still 75 percent fit and we will be monitoring his progress."