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Laursen Targets Mid-Sept Return

Laursen Targets Mid-Sept Return

Looks like Martin Laursen could well be on the comeback trail. Wonder what odds you'd get for whether Doug Ellis or David O'Leary will be the first to say that his return is like a new signing?!

The defender is looking to return for pre-season training in July after sitting out the whole of this season barring one game and a large portion of the season before.

The Denmark international, who moved from AC Milan in May 2004 for £3million but has since only managed 13 games, underwent knee surgery under the instructions of renowned American knee specialist Dr Richard Steadman.

Laursen told the official site: 'It has been very hard for me. That's why I decided, together with Aston Villa, to go away and concentrate on my fitness work, my gym work and my pool work. I've concentrated on one thing, but obviously it is very hard for me not to play football. I have to accept that I've had a very bad knee problem and major surgery on it. But I'm very positive. From day one, everyone has been very positive about my knee. So I'm positive about things.'

Adding: 'I want to be back playing at the very top level and I am young enough to do that. I still have a lot to prove at Aston Villa and I owe a lot to the manager and to the chairman.'

He also says that his target for a first team return is mid-September.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday April 3 2006
Time: 11:42AM

Comments

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Some good news at last.
The Fear
03/04/2006 11:45:00
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He'll be like a new signing..so we wont sign another centre half and then a couple of games in he'll break down again and we'll be definately signing a centre half in the next transfer window...same old same old.
Aronno7
03/04/2006 11:45:00
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Some good news at last.
The Fear
03/04/2006 11:45:00
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He'll be like a new signing..so we wont sign another centre half and then a couple of games in he'll break down again and we'll be definately signing a centre half in the next transfer window...same old same old.
Aronno7
03/04/2006 11:45:00
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Having said that I do really hope he can stay fit because he could be a big player for us.
Aronno7
03/04/2006 11:46:00
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Having said that I do really hope he can stay fit because he could be a big player for us.
Aronno7
03/04/2006 11:46:00
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I wish him all the best but somehow I'll believe it when I see it.
Beovilla
03/04/2006 12:58:00
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I wish him all the best but somehow I'll believe it when I see it.
Beovilla
03/04/2006 12:58:00
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I cant even be bothered to contemplate him returning anymore. It'll all end in tears. Is Laursen really bothered anymore? He's had 2 years of 30k a week for doing feck all. Sounds alright to me.
DeanoVilla
03/04/2006 13:04:00
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I cant even be bothered to contemplate him returning anymore. It'll all end in tears. Is Laursen really bothered anymore? He's had 2 years of 30k a week for doing feck all. Sounds alright to me.
DeanoVilla
03/04/2006 13:04:00
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