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Vincent-Young Could Be Two or Three Weeks Away From Return
Friday, 21st Feb 2020 11:31

Town boss Paul Lambert says right-back Kane Vincent-Young is making good progress as he continues his rehabilitation after his groin operation and could be back in the next couple of weeks.

“He’s doing great, he’s not too far away now, so we’ll see how he does today and then the rest of the week and then we judge him from there, but he’s doing really, really well,” manager Paul Lambert said when asked about the 23-year-old’s progress.

Asked whether the £500,000 summer signing from Colchester could be back within two or three weeks, he added: “He could be. Listen, the lad might put himself forward really quickly, but you can’t just expect him to start the way he was playing for us because he’s been out for a few months. But fitness-wise he’s getting there.

“He’s on the grass doing work out there, but he’s not with us at the minute. Hopefully, next week we will see where he ends up.”

Any chance of being involved in either the Blackpool or Fleetwood games? “I’ll have a chat with him and see where he feels he’s at. But we speak to him most days and ask him how he’s feeling so in this moment his opinion is he feels in a good place.”

Meanwhile, Lambert says left-back Luke Garbutt is fine having returned from his thigh strain for last week’s 4-1 victory over Burton Albion.

“Yes, very good. He’s not a problem. He’s doing really well, I knew ring-rust would come, but I thought in the second half he did really well, so it’s a bonus having him back because he’s been really, really good for us.”

Midfielder Teddy Bishop, who had been out with a knee problem, returned as a sub against the Brewers and also felt no recurrence of his injury.

He [came through it without a problem] and he’s trained all week, so him coming back is a big, big massive plus.”

Lambert says winger Danny Rowe is not too far off making his return after a knee operation.

“He’s doing really well as well, Danny,” he said. “We’ll see how’s he’s doing, but he’s maybe a couple of weeks behind Kane, but he’s doing really well.”

Lambert was asked about Andre Dozzell, who hasn’t featured since the Trophy defeat at Exeter on January 4th.

“Andre’s alright, he trains brilliantly, he really does, he trains really, really well, great enthusiasm for the game,” he said.

“It’s just once you’re in there you’ve got to try and stay in the side. I know he’ll be frustrated because he’s a footballer and a really young one at that.

“He’s got to battle his way to get into the side, and that’s football. You have to battle with your team-mate to get into the side. But he’s alright because he trains well.”

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Alan_Essex added 11:49 - Feb 21
Be great to have KVY back - I think the Garbutt and KVY wide play was a big part of the start we had, getting decent service in to the box, it's never got back to that. If we can have that going on for the run in, we're in with a shout at least .

dubblue added 12:29 - Feb 21
Agree a fit Garbutt and KVY could make all the difference!

ArnieM added 12:31 - Feb 21
That'll be the end of March then.....

JewellintheTown added 12:36 - Feb 21
We (apparently) have all these great players, with great potential and capabilities, but with all these illnesses, injuries and long term absentees, I do feel we have more chance of all the planets aligning than getting all our decent first team players on the same field together.
Its like trying to get a room full of puppies to pose for a group photo.

rugbytomc added 13:31 - Feb 21
I've got no right to say this because I really haven't seen him play enough, but I had really high hopes for Dozzell but it just doesn't look like it's going to happen for him at Ipswich. As good as Bishop is, for him to come straight back in ahead of Dozzell after injury speaks volumes about how Lambert views the pair. And for me personally, Nolan just isn't good enough and we should never have bought him and he gets picked over Dozzell too. So I think we'll see him move on at the end of the season. Hopefully the likes of Lankester, El Mizouni, Dobra and maybe even Nydam can be the next midfield crop to push for first team starts

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