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BOSS DELIGHTED WITH DIDZ RETURN

29 July 2014

But striker won't be rushed back into action

Mick McCarthy was understandably delighted to see David McGoldrick return to action after the striker played his first football in five months.

The former Nottingham Forest frontman, who missed the final two months of last season with a knee injury, played the closing 20 minutes of the 2-1 win at Southend.

“It was great to see Didz back in action and he has done remarkably well because he has only trained three or four times with the group,” said the Town boss.

“He showed some silky touches but he is short of match fitness, five months short of match fitness. 

“I nearly didn’t play him because the grass was so long and you can easily get your studs caught and twist your knee. He had a run at half-time though and said he was okay to play.

“We’re obviously delighted he is back but he has a way to go yet. We won’t be setting any date on him being ready. He will be ready when he is ready.”


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