First Team

Skipper thanks backroom team

3rd December 2018

Christophe Berra has praised the club’s backroom team for helping him return to action ahead of schedule.

The skipper took to the field in yesterday’s controversial 2-1 defeat to Rangers around a month before he was due to return, playing the entire 90 minutes.

Putting in a performance like he’d never been away, manager Craig Levein lavished praise on his captain, saying: “I can’t speak highly enough of him after his performance after the amount of time he has been out.”

The centre-half was quick to thank the guys behind the scenes for helping him through his rehabilitation after suffering his first serious injury during a long career at the top.

“It was good to be back,” he said. “I’ve worked really hard over the last three and a half months with the physios, especially Craig Maitland and Mikey Williams, our sports science guys.

“They’ve had a big part to play, along with the rest of the medical staff.

“I was always telling the physios that I felt good. I was champing at the bit to push on to the next exercises.

“I’m not through it yet and I still have hard work to put in.”