FORGOTTEN man Matt Jarvis admits he has got no divine right to walk straight back into Wolverhampton Wanderers first team.
Jarvis has been sidelined with a knee injury, but is rapidly returning to full fitness.
He trained with Wolves’ under-16 squad this week and hopes to get a run-out against Stourbridge next Tuesday in the Birmingham Senior Cup.
Jarvis said: “It’ll be nice just to get back on the pitch again. Playing in a match environment is so much different to training, but first I realise I’ve go to build my fitness up and get used to everything again.
“The last few days have all been about getting back into football again and I feel I’m getting closer.
“The youngsters have been very good to me in training and no one’s clattered me just yet!”
Jarvis is under no illusions about the task of getting his place back in the side.
Sunderland loanee Carlos Edwards has slotted into the left sided role vacated by Jarvis with some success.
But Edwards was yesterday recalled by the Wearsiders. Part of the terms for the loan were that the Trinidad & Tobago international could be recalled after the initial 28 days and Sunderland have taken him back into their squad.
“There’s certainly no way I can just expect to get back into the team,” said Jarvis. “First off, I’ve got to prove to the gaffer that I’m 100 per cent fit in order for him to play me.
“Then it’s a case of trying to get back into the team.
“As with everyone else, I’ll probably have to wait for my chance and then take it when it comes along. I’ve got to show that I’m back to where I was before picking up the injury
“Carlos has come into the side and done really well, showing everyone what he’s capable of doing.”