Ghanaian forward Koby Arthur is hopeful of making it to the top again despite his injuries set backs.
Arthur, 24, was one of the hottest young prospects at Birmingham City and played in some Championship games but injuries during his loan spells curtailed his progress and has becer found his feet after leaving the “Blues”.
The fleet-footed speedster who now plays for National League side Kidderminster Harriers is however convinced that all is not lost and he can hit the limelight again.
“The first injury was when I was at Walsall in pre-season – that was against Leamington as well,” Arthur told thenonleaguefootballpaper.
“That took me out of the game for eight or nine months and by that time it was too late for me at Walsall.
“I had to do everything I could to get back playing and that was when I spoke to Kidderminster. I came in to train with them, get back my fitness, and they have supported me.
“They believed in me and gave me the chance, I was so excited to get back playing but then I was so unlucky to get injured in pre-season.
“In football there are people with the mindset that they will not get back playing again but you don’t quit.
“It has always been my dream to play football and regardless of what I go through, I just love the game and nothing will stop me playing.
“You’re going to get injured so you have to be ready for it, get back up, get back fit and go again.”
And far from feeling content with his comeback, Arthur knows the hard work starts now.
“This is a kick-on for me, I have been up there and now I’ve come back down,” he added.
“It is up to me now to work hard. I am going to use this opportunity every time I step onto the pitch, give 100 per cent for myself and for the club as well. I am ready.
“I don’t (usually) get too excited by these things. In the back of my mind I am not even happy, we drew so hopefully I can get another go and take this into the next game to help the team.”
Arthur together with Leicester City winger Demarai Gray were touted as the best two young players during their time at the Birmingham City youth team.