Parker gutted to miss out
Leeds' Ben Parker has expressed his disappointment at missing out on a reserve outing against Grimsby.
Last Updated: 31/03/10 1:17pm
Leeds United left-back Ben Parker has expressed his disappointment at missing out on a reserve outing against Grimsby on Tuesday.
The defender, who has missed virtually the whole of the season with groin and knee problems, had been set to continue his comeback only for the game to be called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
With Parker on the sidelines, manager Simon Grayson has primarily used utility man Andy Hughes at left back, although youngster Aidy White has also featured along with on-loan Shane Lowry.
With reserve-team outings few and far between until the end of the season Parker knows his chance to improve fitness and work his way into Grayson's starting XI is being hindered.
"On a personal note it's really disappointing and frustrating," he told the club's official website. "Everything just seems to be going against me. I was looking forward to getting 90 minutes in with two games coming up this weekend.
"That might mean my chances have gone now, but I'll keep strong, work hard in training and hopefully play in the reserves next week. It's probably another two games I'll miss and slowly my season is coming to a halt.
"I spoke to Harvey, our physio, and the main objective was to play between now and the end of the season. There's still a possibility but games are running out now.
"It really has been a nightmare, but it's happened and I can't do anything about it. I'll work hard and hopefully my chance will come."