"I had only played four games up until December 18 and I didn't play at all after that because of a thigh injury.
"And that's no good to me at this stage of my career. I am now 23 and need to be playing first-team football.
"Last season was very, very disappointing for me because of that thigh injury. But injuries are part and parcel of football and you just have to get on with it."