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Mark Delaney Verdict This Week

Mark Delaney Verdict This Week

Mark Delaney will find out this week if he can step up his long awaited comeback from injury after he visits Dr Richard Steadman in America.

The 30-year-old Welsh international told the official site:

'Things have gone as well as could be expected so far. My only exercise has been for an hour a day and you can lose a lot of muscle. I hope after Tuesday I'll be able to put weight on my leg and adjust the brace so I can start moving and bending my leg. I've tried to maintain strength, but because I've had to keep my leg straight, I'm not able to put any weight on it.'

'Once I start bending the leg, I can build it up, but it's going to take a while and it will take a lot of hard work. After not being able to bend my leg for six weeks, even putting my weight on my leg is a big step.'

He also says following Martin O'Neill's recent comments that the club will back the defender whether he is still in contract or not:

'It's re-assuring I have the backing of the manager. I'm aware he's said I don't need to worry about the future at the moment and that the club would be receptive to my needs. With my contract up in the summer, it's a worry, but the manager is very genuine and if anyone could me give me the opportunity to get fit again, it's him. It's nice to hear that and I'm very grateful for it.'

If only he could get over his injuries he'd still be a fine fixture in our team, we have certainly missed his combatative spirit and fight.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday February 26 2007
Time: 1:30PM

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As I seem to have said a million times before during his Villa Park playing days, good luck to him, fingers crossed and all that. A talented capable full back, on his day amongst the best in the Premiership, but sadly as we all well know, we've witnessed his capabilities all too infrequently due to a never ending catalogue of injury woes.
glensider
26/02/2007 19:08:00
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Seen him play well, seen him play bad, he has always given his best efforts every game. As you said Glensider, his injuries are frustrating and can we afford to pay players on the physio table?
morky13villa
26/02/2007 21:44:00
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Trouble is though morky can you turn your back on players after they have been injured playing for you?
bmb
27/02/2007 20:13:00
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You ought to be able to bmb, because when the boots on the other foot, little loyalty is shown by the players. I understand what you're saying though, but lets not forget, MD has been very well paid during his periods of inactivity.
glensider
02/03/2007 20:19:00
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