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Young Lion Returns From Injury

Young Lion Returns From Injury

Adam McGurk has returned to training 8 months after picking up a terrible knee ligament injury and he has already set his sights on catching the bosses eye in 2008.

The 18 year old striker was impressing just about anyone who saw him last season and was on the fringes of a first-team call up, having been invited along to a training camp in Spain.

Now the youngster is targeting January for his reserve team comeback, as he looks to become the next big thing off the Aston Villa Academy production line.

Speaking to avfc.co.uk, McGurk said:

'It's been a long time, but the hardest bit's over now. The sitting around while you're on crutches is the boring stuff.'

'It's hard coming in every day when you know you won't be playing at the weekend. You just want to be out there, but you just have to go off by yourself and do the boring stuff while they're out there enjoying themselves. It is frustrating, but I've had to be patient and soon I'll be joining the lads.'

'I'm probably looking to the West Ham game next month for a reserves return, unless we arrange a friendly before Christmas.

'But hopefully I'll get a few Academy games as well to get my sharpness back.'

Is he really the next big thing, or the next Luke Moore, who was the next Stefan Moore, who was the next...

...you decide!



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Writer:Murph
Date:Wednesday December 5 2007
Time: 2:39PM

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This kid was top drawer before his injury. If he hadn't got that injury I think he would definitely be in the 1st team squad by now. He is a natural goalscorer. Let's hope he has fully recovered and can rediscover his form prior to this setback. Fingers crossed for him (and the Club- because he is/was a great prospect).
krfeskivilla
05/12/2007 14:52:00
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Fingers crossed he'll do well, but I still think we need to sign another top drawer striker in Jan.
DeanoVilla
05/12/2007 16:16:00
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The best youngster I've seen coming through the ranks since a certain Mr Gary Shaw. Good luck to him as he steps up his recovery bid.
glensider
06/12/2007 03:17:00
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High praise indeed glensider....what makes this kid stand out so strongly - would be keen to know from those of you that may have actually seen the kid in action?
YatesyVillain
06/12/2007 06:46:00
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He's a naturally gifted footballer YatesyVillain. Is aware of whats going on around him, applies himself 100%, and has a very keen eye for goal. Hopefully this injury hasn't set him back too much. It'll no doubt take a bit of time to see him fully back in his stride, but I have no doubts that if he can return to the player he was pre-injury, then we have an outstanding young talent on our hands.
glensider
06/12/2007 12:42:00
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