Mason Campton is determined to make up for lost time after missing almost two months of the speedway season with a broken wrist.

The Aussie racer was forced to watch from the sidelines for weeks after injuring himself before Comets’ first meeting of the season while practising at Leicester.

But Campton made his return at Sheffield two weeks ago and has relished being back on a bike and among Workington’s top performers since then.

“It’s been good to be back, obviously I’m struggling a little bit with the hand and what not but that’s just how it is, it’s to be expected,” he said.

“It was a long seven weeks out, watching the meetings going on when you can’t be part of them.

“But I had a good one at Sheffield and Lakeside, Workington at the weekend was the only one where I struggled and didn’t feel so good. I felt very rusty.”

Campton got a dream start to his first meeting back at Owlerton, winning his first three races before tailing off as the meeting went on but he put that down to the changing track conditions rather than any fatigue.

He said: “When the track was really smooth at the start I was flying but once that dirt moved out I started to struggle.”

Saturday’s Championship Shield draw against Glasgow saw Campton continue his good form and score eight points and two bonus, including two vital second places behind winning team-mates in his last two rides.

But despite the meeting ending 45-45 on a tricky track and forcing Workington to go to Edinburgh tonight needing at least a point to progress, Campton wasn’t looking for excuses.

“It’s not an easy job doing a track, it’s pretty tough and Steve Lawson has come in this year to do it so it was always going to be a little bit different to what we had been doing,” he said.

“I’m sure once we start riding every week it’ll get going.”

That trip to Edinburgh tonight might have worried Campton in the past but he admitted he has grown more confident on tracks he previously disliked.

He said: “It’d always been a track that I hadn’t really liked until last year but it was the same with a lot of places and that’s changing.”

And early season rain-offs and postponements mean Workington will yet again face a hectic middle and end to the season but Campton is hopeful that can be to their benefit as they aim for a play-offs finish in the SGB Championship.

“We’re going to be busy as always but hopefully that can work in out favour,” he said.