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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.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 13 2006

Time: 11:38AM

Your Comments

Not sure he'll even be MON's first choice when fit. Ridge and Cahill have a good chance to stake a claim now.
deanovilla
Laursen, not fit? No!
Little Dutch
He's done remarkably well to get back to where he's at now after such a career threatening injury. Despite his claims to the contrary, there must have been times when he feared he'd never kick a ball in anger again.
glensider
Laursen and mellberg could be a good partnership, lets just hope he rememebers how to play football after so long on the touchline, hopefully he will get a touchdown this season...sorry mean goal im becoming amercanized/americanised already!
son_of_cher
 

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