Alex Nicholls says it feels great to be back among his Cobblers team-mates at Sixfields as he continues his rehabiliation from a broken leg.
The striker suffered a double fracture of his left leg a little more than a month ago when he was on the receiving end of a late tackle from Port Vale defender John McCombe in a 2-0 win for Town at Sixfields.
He has watched the past two home games at Sixfields, both of which resulted in victories, and gave the team talk to the squad prior to the 3-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Nicholls admits he would loved to have been involved in those matches and although he faces as long as eight months on the sidelines, the 24-year-old is in good spirits now that he is at Sixfields every day continuing his long road to recovery.
“It’s great being back at the training ground and being back around the lads all day,” he said. “I’m pretty much with the group apart from when they go off to train, which is great.
“It’s good. It’s good being in the gym and working with the lads but I am missing it and it is difficult.
“I’ve been to the past two home games and we won both of them comfortably.
“That was a bit difficult to watch because I wanted to be a part of it.
“There’s nothing I can do about it and I just have to stay positive. I can’t wait to get back.”
Nicholls is likely to miss the rest of the current campaign but the club should receive three players back from injury after Christmas.
David Artell is pencilled in to return from an Achilles injury, as is Luke Guttridge, who broke bone in his foot, and John Johnson, who has undergone a second keyhole surgery on a knee cartilage problem.