Uganda Cranes and Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi feels he is getting sharper by the day as he further gets in more hard work following his return from injury.
The 27-year-old wasn’t selected for the latest Uganda squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after four months on the sidelines.
However, he came back earlier this month with a late one-minute cameo against Hearts and last Saturday managed the final 37 minutes of the Steelmen’s 4-2 defeat to Rangers, in which he scored to make it 2-2 just six minutes after coming on.
Mugabi said: “It’s been a long time coming since the injury so I’m just trying to get as many minutes as possible.
“I know the team is doing well at the moment so I’ve had to bide my time to get as many chances as possible.
“There is good competition in the defence, especially as there are a lot of players not playing at the moment who could easily slot in and play.
“I’ve been training hard for the past four weeks and I’m getting sharper every day and week, so I’m just waiting patiently to get my opportunity to play [regularly] again.
“It was difficult at first, dealing with injury itself and then the recovery process to get back to full fitness and back in the squad.
Mugabi is playing under his fourth manager in four years at Fir Park after having been signed by Stephen Robinson in September 2019.