Trio making good progress after long term injuries
As United approach the last game of the season three of their injured players are making significant progress.
Midfielder Peter Leven returned to light training this week after missing the last three months following a knee operation. He told us:
"It has been good to get out of the gym and start the next stage of recovery. I have been working hard and feeling good again. The physio and the medical staff have been excellent and this week has really felt like we are making progress."
Striker Justin Richards has also been ruled out of the closing stages of the season with a knee injury but is doing well and running again, while Goalkeeper Ryan Clarke is stepping things up after a shoulder operation.
Clarke will see a specialist on Monday where he is expected to get the green light to return to full training over the summer.
"I have felt stronger with every week" Ryan said "I am not overdoing things but I am not getting any problems, touch wood. We are hoping that the specialist will say that I can step things up again. I am not going on holiday, I aim to just work through the summer . At the moment I am ahead of schedule and if all goes to plan I should be back for pre-season fit and raring to go".
One other player making progress is youth team forward Aiden Hawtin. Aiden has been troubled by a knee injury this season but played 20 minutes in a youth team friendly against Sudbury this week and reported no reaction. Aiden is a second year scholar, like Callum O'Dowda, David Lynn and Sam Long who have all been offered professional deals next season. Aiden has been offered an extension to his scholarship due to the injury and will hopefully be back fully fit for pre-season.