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.

South Shields defender Lewis Galpin is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a double leg fracture.

Lewis was injured in a freak incident in training following the postponement of Saturday’s game against Crook Town.

The 22-year-old does not require surgery, but a timescale has not yet been put on his return.

Everyone at South Shields FC would like to wish Lewis well and hope he makes a speedy recovery.

Following the news of his injury, messages for Lewis flooded in on social networking site Twitter, including those below.

IMAGE: Peter Talbot.

Lewis Galpin expressed his delight after helping South Shields to a 2-1 victory over Washington in the FA Vase on Saturday.

Galpin – who is part of a defence which had recorded five clean sheets in a row prior to the Washington game – was once again solid at the back as the Mariners beat the high-flying Ebac Northern League Division One side.

The 21-year-old admitted he did not care how the team played in the match, as the only thing that mattered to him was getting through to the next round.

In the video above, Galpin discusses the Washington game, why the FA Vase is so special to him and how much he feels the team has improved over recent weeks.

He goes on to talk about the competition for places at Mariners Park and why the fans at Shields are the best he has ever played in front of, and looks ahead to Tuesday’s game against Ryhope Colliery Welfare.

VIDEO: Daniel Prince. STILL IMAGE: Peter Talbot.