Keegan's keen to fight for Doncaster
PAUL KEEGAN admits he's enduring the worst season of his career but the former Drogheda United and Bohemians man hopes he can return from injury in time to help Doncaster Rovers in their relegation battle.
Dubliner Keegan, who joined Doncaster from Bohs 12 months ago, has managed just two appearances for the Yorkshire club this season due to injury.
He's been a frustrated spectator as the side have slid into the bottom two in the Championship table.
Money has been pumped into the squad under boss Dean Saunders in recent weeks in the form of El Hadji Diouf, Habib Beye and ex-Liverpool man Damien Plessis, but Keegan hopes he can work his way back into the side.
"It's been the worst season of my career so far in terms of injuries, it's been a complete nightmare," says Keegan, who hasn't played for Rovers since August due to knee and quad injuries.
"But there is light at the end of the tunnel now. I was able to do some running last week, I hope to be able to do more work over the next week and maybe join in full training with the lads next week. If all goes well I could be back playing in two or three weeks.
"I just want to get playing again. The new manager hasn't seen me play yet so I have a lot to prove to him, but he has been supportive and given me encouragement.
"We're in a relegation battle and need all the players we can get so we can move up the table and stay in the division," added Keegan, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
"I haven't been able to think about my own future yet, I have to get back fit and get into the team before I can start worrying about a new contract.
"All I want to do now is get playing matches again and help Doncaster stay up."