Charlie Wakefield is hoping the attack the second half of Yeovil Town’s National League season after a return to fitness.

The 24-year-old started the season playing in an unfamiliar wing-back position under former boss Chris Hargreaves despite having thrived in a more advanced position last season.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s FA Trophy third round tie with Dorking Wanderers, he said: “At the start of the season, I probably would have wanted to be out high and wide like I did last season, but t’s not all about me.

Chris Hargreaves wanted to play wing backs and we had a chat at the time and I said, from my perspective, as long as I was playing, getting that experience in a new role then whatever.

I want to be as high and wide as possible and be more of an attacking player. I want to be an exciting player going forward, so I will keep my head down, keep working hard and hopefully I can get the form back from last season.

The unfamiliar role has been coupled with a back injury which he recently had a scan on and is now hoping to be back to full fitness.

Having played the full 90 minutes of the 2-1 win over Taunton Town in the Somerset Men’s Premier Cup, he was back playing at wing-back whilst also feeling under the weather for last weekend’s stalemate against Scunthorpe United.

Wakefield admits getting game time – regardless of the competition – has helped his recovery having been missing since the 1-1 draw at Maidstone United at the end of October.

He added: “I am really enjoying it, I am back playing now which is good. Everything is never plain sailing, I wanted to come back and kick on again, but injuries have given me a set back.

I managed to get a scan on my back and now I just want to kick on. We are halfway through the season and I just want to have the best half a season I can, it’s great to be back to from injury and I’m in the right mindset.

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