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22 June 2022

Midfielder reflects on his return for pre-season training after injury lay-off

Lee Evans has thanked Town's 'brilliant' medical department for helping him return from injury in time for the start of pre-season. 

The midfielder made 29 appearances in all competitions during his debut campaign at Portman Road, but was sidelined for the closing months of the season.

Having not featured since a 3-0 win over Burton in the middle of February, the Welshman has been at Playford Road during the off-season completing rehabilitation work. 

The 27-year-old has now trained with the group in the opening days of pre-season, and is understandably pleased to be back out on the grass.

"I was enjoying working with the manager, and then I obviously had my knee injury, which has taken a bit longer than we wanted to get right," he told iFollow Ipswich.

"I have to thank all the medical staff who have put in lots of work to try and get me back as fit as possible for the start of next season.

"I’m probably not the easiest person to get along with, especially when I’m injured as I’m a bit moody, but they have been brilliant, and I can’t thank them enough.

"Now here we are, with a tough four to five weeks ready for the start of the season."

Asked what the first week back at training has been like, Lee replied: "It's been tough! They don’t get any easier, but it has been good. 

"On a personal note, it’s really nice to be back on the grass with everyone after a frustrating end to the season for me, and as a collective I think everyone is really happy to be back and putting in the work for next season."

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