Laursen Not Fit For Arsenal Clash
Martin O'Neill says he is pleased with Martin Laursen but after being out for so long with a horrendous knee injury the Danish international isn't yet Premiership fit.
O'Neill said: 'I was very pleased with Martin Laursen (who was a sub in the FC Groningen match last Friday); it is only his second half of football in over a year. He obviously needs games and when he is fully fit, he will be an acquisition to us.'
'Martin certainly has a lot of determination. But I wouldn't have thought he was Premiership fit at the moment. He's getting stronger and feeling psychologically better each day. But I would say at the moment that's right now asking a lot for him to play in the Premiership.'
So looks like Laursen won't be ready for the Premiership kick-off against Arsenal next Saturday, but at least he is now close after at one stage fearing his footballing days were over.