McKenzie eyes injury-free run

Coventry City

Coventry forward Leon McKenzie has vowed to hit the goal trail next season after coming close to retiring thorugh injury last term.

The former Peterborough and Norwich star, who was played on the wing at times by boss Chris Coleman to good effect, suffered thigh and Achilles problems and seriously thought about calling it a day.

But after deciding not to hang up his boots, McKenzie is raring to go in pre-season and throughout the course of the forthcoming Championship campaign.

He told the Evening Telegraph: “I ruptured my thigh earlier in the season and got back from that and then within a few months I did my Achilles. It was mentally traumatising.

“I was seriously thinking about retiring, but I had a chat with my family, Chris (Coleman) and a few people and changed my mind.”

He added: “I have had a lot of bad luck with injuries but I am a fighter and I realised that I still have so much more in me and I am ready now.

“I am looking forward to getting back to my best and scoring goals for the team.”