The right back was expected to be out for a number of weeks, but the injury was not as bad as first feared. Simon spoke to afcb.co.uk about how pleased he was to be back, but also his frustrations at how things are going at the moment.
“I thought originally I had torn a muscle, but after it settled down, there was no tear. I had a good range of movement and I was able to push on. I trained for three days and felt fit and ready for the Coventry game and I was pleased to be selected.
“It was another frustrating day though. I sound like a broken record now saying that we deserved to get something out of the game. In the first half they were there for the taking. They gave the ball away a few times and we should have taken a couple of our chances. That has been the story of our season.
“The result that Coventry got was exactly the sort of one we need. At the moment, it doesn’t look as of we are going to smash a team three or four nil. What it does look like is that we could nick a game and that would do all sorts for our confidence as a club and as a squad of players.
“Coventry scraped a win at Oldham last week and then drew in midweek and it shows what it can do for your confidence. It’s easy for me to say we have the squad of players to do it and be up there challenging, but the table doesn’t lie at the moment. We are in a battle and need to pick up points to boost the confidence and morale. At the moment, naturally heads are down and that has showed in games. We need to turn our luck around starting next week.
"Dennis and Chris are top guys and they have been great with us steadying the ship, and we didn’t repay them with a result which was disappointing. Whoever is in charge next week, we go again, and we will work hard on the training ground before that to try and get it right.”