Defender Lewis Galpin paid tribute to South Shields physio Andrew Morris after making his comeback from a broken leg in the 5-1 win over Willington at Mariners Park.

Galpin had not played since suffering the injury in November, but was introduced as a second half substitute in what was Shields’ final home game of the season.

In the video above, he discusses how he felt, and how pleased he was to return before the summer.

He also talks about the work put in with Morris, and how much he has helped him during his months on the sidelines.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

David Foley told of his delight after making his return from a hamstring injury in South Shields’ 2-0 win over Ryhope CW on Tuesday.

The forward came on for the final 11 minutes of the Ebac Northern League Division Two match after almost two months out with the injury, which he sustained in the victory against Heaton Stannington in August.

In the video above, Foley explains how frustrating his time out of contention has been, and praises physio Andrew Morris for the treatment he received during the lay-off.

He also talks about the form of the team in his absence and whether he is ready to start Saturday’s game against Ryton & Crawcrook Albion.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

South Shields midfielder Adam Sakr is expected to be out for up to a fortnight following injuries picked up in Saturday’s game against Ryhope CW.

The winger was knocked out cold for 20 seconds, and also suffered a dislocated shoulder, spinal pain and heavy bruising after a collision with visiting goalkeeper Christopher Rookes.

However, he is set to be back in contention within one or two weeks, and is delighted the injury is not too serious.

Sakr said: “My shoulder had definitely come out of place, which the doctors can tell due to the damage to the muscle.

“I’ve also got badly bruised muscles in my shoulder, neck and chest, but it’s nothing serious.

“I also had to get my lip stitched where it was cut, but I should be back fit when the pains go in a week or two.

“I’m just glad it’s nothing too bad, and won’t be an injury to keep me out for a lengthy time.

“I couldn’t be more appreciative for all of the kind messages I’ve received.”

Manager Jon King said: “The lad had a dislocated shoulder. After he went back to hospital for tests, he was told he could be back playing in one or two weeks, which is almost unbelievable really, but we won’t rush him back.

“We’ll see how he does and ease him back into it. It’s great that it isn’t too serious, as it could have been a lot worse.

“Credit to both physios, including Ryhope’s Jo Ann Kaye, who stayed with Andy Morris and Adam throughout the 90-minute ordeal.”

Meanwhile, the league game against Ryhope which was abandoned because of Adam’s injury will now take place on Tuesday, October 6 at Mariners Park.