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Ireland Looking To Push On

Ireland Looking To Push On

Stephen Ireland was delighted to return against Fulham, but now he's looking to really push on this season and be at his best so we can start picking up points.

Speaking to the Official Site Ireland admitted his arm hadn't fully healed yet and he did need the temporary cast on it to play, but after getting his shirt back against Fulham, he's now focused on giving the fans something to shout about when we host Norwich:

'Hopefully I'm back for good now. I went for a tackle and my momentum took me though and I had to put my hand down to push me back up to run again, but my arm just snapped. They said it would be six weeks, but after three and a half I could play with a temporary cast, so I'm doing that. It's still broken, and it's not quite pain free, but it's enough so that I can play pay even if it's a bit uncomfortable. I still feel a lot of pain, but I'd rather play through the pain than not play at all.'

Top marks for his effort on this, if that attitude can transmit to his form and we finally see a consistent Ireland at his best, it'll go a long way for us on the pitch.

He also knows that the consistency is down to him:

'I've not had a consistent run yet, but that's up to me. I'm back now and I think if I can get a run then it's my shirt to lose and I'm trying to play every minute of every game from now on, that's my goal for this year.'

Well it is only down to Ireland himself, if he goes missing in games Paul Lambert will rotate, if he knuckles down, creates, and puts the running in he'll keep his place.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday October 24 2012
Time: 4:43PM

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Pushing on..... thats a good idea...
Pride of Lions
24/10/2012 17:11:00
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he will need to, so will our other experienced players, they HAVE to start taking these games by the scruff of their necks and helping our younger players.
The Fear
24/10/2012 17:42:00
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Best crack on with it then.....stop talking about it..... time to deliver the players such as Ireland, Nzogbia, Gabby, Bent with Premiership experience need to really lead this side (Its frightening when you see those 4 names as the only real ones with Prem experience !)
fatloser
24/10/2012 19:08:00
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Its my shirt to lose......In other words, evryone else is crap :)
GibboVilla
25/10/2012 08:56:00
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Sick of hearing this line. Its just my opinion but Ireland,Bannan & Nzobia have all failed to impress me and are the problem. We are crying out for a creative midfielder who actually produces chances. Would be delighted if any of the above ever really produce but chances are in a years time we will still be hearing the same tune from them. Go ahead prove me wrong over the next five games and I will gladly eat humble pie.
Merlin128777
25/10/2012 10:44:00
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