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Cahill Close, Mark Delaney Still Out

Gary Cahill, slayer of Blue Noses, is pushing for a return following a lengthy spell out after picking up a knee injury in the pre-season game against FC Groningen.
Martin O'Neill said: 'The better news is that Gary trained with Alan Smith on Monday and we're hoping that if things go well during the week, and he's running pain-free at the minute, that he could join in with the squad that is not away on international duty next week. That would be really great and that's what we are looking at, at the moment.'

Meanwhile the news for Mark Delaney isn't quite so good as he faces more time out after he underwent more surgery on his troublesome knee. Martin O'Neill certainly isn't ruling out the 30-year-old Wales international though, despite the fact his contract runs out in the summer.

O'Neill told the official site: 'He got his cartilage trimmed up, so he'll be out for a few weeks but it is better sorting it out now than waiting around. He's had terrible luck. The only games he has played since I have been here have been the games for Wales.'

Adding 'It's down to wear and tear. Some footballers can get away with less problems than he is enduring but it is a problem for him.'

On the defenders chances of securing a long term deal he says 'It would be too early to make an assessment. You are hoping that this injury, if the cartilage needed trimming up, then in four, five of six weeks time he could get back to playing. I think that everything will depend on him playing pretty regularly in the first team, which he is capable of doing. A fit Mark Delaney would be an asset to us.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 27 2006

Time: 11:28AM

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Gotta feel sorry for Cahill. Think he wouldve been a real contender for a starting place this season, now he's surely no more than 4th choice after impress displays from Melly, Ridge and Laursen.
DeanoVilla
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27/09/2006 11:32:00

Got to agree Deano, but isn't it nice to have a few classy defenders fighting for a start, can only be good for the team, I was going to single out Laursen for his performances but that would be unfair to Melly who is always class and Ridge who is starting to remind me of Shaun over my dead body Teale. UTV
steff_the_villan
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27/09/2006 12:08:00

Can't wait for both of their returns. makes our defence look really strong.
Tierney
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27/09/2006 18:37:00

SHOCK NEWS - Delaney under the knife. Sick note.
Donzarra
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27/09/2006 19:10:00

Promising Villa Park future for one, and a Villa Park future up in the air for the other. Good luck to them both.
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30/03/2007 22:40:00

 

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