Sports, Football | An ankle injury caused the transition to drag out: – Then I became a bit “lightning”

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– For my part, it was a rather long process. I did the medical test last week and it looked fine, but then I mentioned a sore ankle. After an additional MRI examination, it turned out that I had a fracture in my ankle, says Stian Kristiansen.

The process thus did not go as smoothly as it could have, but Sandefjord Fotball still chose to bring the 25-year-old from Bodø/Glimt.

– I have had pain in that ankle for half a year, but have been told that it has only been inflammation. So I was a bit “lightnings” when I got to lead it. But shit happens. Now I am here.

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Looking for playing time

Kristiansen’s goal with the transition to SF is clear; game time. He never made his debut for Bodø/Glimt in a meaningful match, and was told by coach Kjetil Knutsen that he was a couple of notches below the stoppers in the squad.

– That is why I hope and believe in playing time here. I want to play football again, he says.

What kind of player can the fans expect from you then?

– I’m not very good at bragging about myself. I have good speed and a good foot, so I am completely average. Wait and see, he says.

Early in action

Sandefjords Blad will meet the centre-back at Friday’s training at Gamle Stadion, where Kristiansen has just taken part in his second SF training after the transfer.

As early as Saturday, he will get to test his form when Moss FK comes to visit Sandefjord.

– It is rumored that I will get a few minutes, so I am looking forward to that. It will be fun to play football again, and then as a centre-back.

When asked how the impression of Kristiansen has been so far, SF coach Hans Erik Ødegaard says the following:

– We know what he stands for, and although it is too early to make a judgment after two training sessions, he has confirmed our impression.

Ready for battle

Although there have been a number of players who have disappeared out of the gates, there are still fewer than there have been in recent years. This means that Ødegaard believes the team has got off to a better start in the run-up.

– This year we have only lost eight or nine, whereas in the past there have been twelve or more. For us, it’s very good, so we feel a little further ahead than before by the fact that we didn’t start completely from scratch.

With Saturday’s practice match, the focus is only on getting the players up and running again.

– The most important thing for us is that we see what we are working with.

So it’s not about putting together a team yet right?`

– No, it’s almost the opposite, distributing playing time. We don’t take out a team so early in the build-up, says Ødegaard.

You can follow Saturday’s practice match against Moss FK live here from 1pm.

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