Date:Monday September 3 2012
Leeds United defender Paddy Kisnorbo says he is hoping to break into the first team as he continues to get match time under his belt after completing 90 minutes in the reserves win over Wigan Athletic.
Kisnorbo is continuing his comeback after eight months on the sidelines, after suffering a knee injury against Burnley at the start of this year.
The Australian international was a surprise inclusion in Leeds penultimate pre-season friendly against Preston when he played the opening 30 minutes. He played another 23 minutes in Leeds final pre-season friendly against Burton Albion.
Kisnorbo has been amongst the substitutes in Leeds opening four championship games of the season and he made his first start recently in the League Cup win over Oxford United, helping the side keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win and completing the 90 minutes.
The defender is now hoping to force himself into the reckoning for a regular starting place in the side. Speaking on LUTV, Kisnorbo said, "I just want to play as many games as I can and break into the first team. The only way to do that is to get time out on the pitch.
"I had a good pre-season, I have been training hard and I am prepared for this year and hopefully I can get the chance and play football, which is what I have always wanted to do since I came here."
The 31 year old has had an injury ravaged spell at Elland Road since arriving from Leicester City in the summer of 2009.
Kisnorbo was enjoying a great first season in the side and looked a good bet for a place in the Australian World Cup squad in South Africa in 2010 until suffering an Achilles injury in the game with Millwall in the February of that year that ruled him out for fifteen months.
Despite missing the final three months of the season, as Leeds clinched a dramatic promotion back to the championship on the final day of the season, the likeable defender scooped a number of player of the season awards.
He returned from his lengthy spell on the sidelines with a cameo appearance from the substitutes bench on the final day of the season at Queens Park Rangers in 2011.
Kisnorbo was a regular in the side last season, making 21 appearances before his knee injury brought a pre-mature end to his season last January.
He faces tough competition to break into the first team with young duo Tom Lees and Jason Pearce forming a good partnership at the centre of defence.
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Date:Monday September 3 2012
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