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Lenihan not far off a return

Tony Mowbray is hopeful we will see Darragh Lenihan back available at some point in March

28 February 2019

Tony Mowbray has revealed that Darragh Lenihan is edging closer to a return to first team training, although this weekend's trip to Rotherham United will come too soon for the defender.

The Republic of Ireland hasn't played since limping off in the second half against Brentford at the start of this month.

And when discussing his team selection for this weekend's game against the Millers, Mowbray says he expects to see the 24-year-old back on the training pitch by mid-March.

“Derrick [Williams]’s suspended, of course, whilst Darragh is still injured, alongside [Ben] Gladwin and [Dominic] Samuel," the boss revealed during his pre-match press conference.

“Those four will be unavailable this weekend, but apart from that, the squad will be ready to travel to Rotherham looking to give a good account of ourselves.
 
“Darragh is still walking around with a brace on, and that’s telling me at the moment that he’s not ready to train.
 
“I think those things are precautionary. One day he may have a brace on, the next day he might have his boots on. It’s been three-and-a-bit weeks since he got the injury," Mowbray added.
 
“I was told he would be back between four and eight weeks, so maybe next week he’ll be back training, but it’ll be another few weeks for him to get back up to speed."

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