FLYING winger David Worrall has admitted he is the fittest he has ever been in his football career.

The 22-year-old wide boy played a key role in Bury’s 2-0 victory over crisis-club Portsmouth and emerged from a buoyant dressing room to deliver a ringing endorsement of the new Kevin Blackwell regime at Gigg Lane.

“Personally, I feel like I am the fittest I’ve ever been,” he said with a broad smile on his face. “Normally, I would have been injured and in and out of the team, probably badly ill as well.

“In the last two years I’ve had groin problems that have seen me out for a couple of months, but it seems fine now. Training’s been the hardest it’s ever been and the longest. But it feels now like we’re gelling. Everything’s going right for us and, no matter who we play, we’re prepared right and we know everything we need to know.

“We know their substitutions, we see their set plays and we’re going into the game knowing what they’re going to do, so if we lose, we’ve only got ourselves to blame.

“It’s new and it’s good to know. It helps the lads. The gaffer’s coming in all the time with facts and stats from the analysts.

“The gaffer’s input is non stop, but it all makes sense.”