Aaron Wildig is looking to end a frustrating season on a high after joining Morecambe on loan.
The midfielder has arrived from Shrewsbury having played just a handful of games this season during a spell at Kidderminster in the Conference.
I played 35 games and did well in League 1 so I wanted to kick on but it hasn’t worked out like that
The 22-year-old, who started his career at Cardiff, said: “Shrewsbury have a very strong side in the middle of the park and I had a couple of niggles at the start of the season which set me back.
“I’ve been chasing but with them winning, winning, winning they haven’t really changed the team.
“Even in my loan spell at Kidderminster there were so many games called off.
“I don’t think I’ve been fully fit all season.
“Hopefully I can get fit and find some good form.”
The campaign has been especially disheartening given the fact that Wildig feels he had a breakout year in League 1 last season despite Shrewsbury’s relegation.
Now he’s just glad the opportunity to impress for The Shrimps and isn’t thinking beyond the next game at Exeter on Sunday.
He said: “I’ll just take it game by game.
“I don’t know what the situation is with Shrewsbury or here.
“It’s been a frustrating season. I wanted to kick on after the most successful season of my career personally despite relegation.
“I played 35 games and did well in League 1 so I wanted to kick on but it hasn’t worked out like that.”
Wildig’s debut at Carlisle was something of a whirlwind having only arrived at his hotel in Morecambe at 9.30pm on the day before the game.
Speaking on Saturday, he said: “I drove up last night and got to the hotel at 9.30.
“I was out of the B and B at 10 this morning so I went for a little walk down on the beach front and other than that I’ve not seen much (of the town)
“I popped into the ground for two seconds and got on the bus.
“I didn’t expect to start because I hadn’t met anyone but that’s football.”
Despite the speed at which things moved Wildig was content with his debut after playing just over an hour in the middle of the park.
He said: “It was a difficult game to come into.
“They’re a very direct team so it was a lot of second balls but having not played for four weeks since my loan at Kidderminster I thought I was steady.”