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Lambert: Norwood and Nydam Back Training
Friday, 30th Oct 2020 11:06

Town manager Paul Lambert has revealed that striker James Norwood is back in training following his hamstring injury, while Tristan Nydam has also done some work with his team-mates at Playford Road and Aaron Drinan, Cole Skuse and Flynn Downes are all making progress.

Norwood, 30, suffered the tear in training at the end of last month and was expected to be out of action for at least six weeks.

Kayden Jackson is back training after his positive Covid-19 test, Alan Judge has missed the last two games, also due to a hamstring injury, while Tristan Nydam has been sidelined since pre-season ahead of 2019/20 with a broken ankle and ligament damage.

Cole Skuse underwent knee surgery earlier this month which was expected to keep him out for three or four months, while Flynn Downes hurt his knee in the away game against the MK Dons with his absence anticipated to be three months.

Town are also without Jon Nolan for the next two games following his red card away against his old club Lincoln last week.

Asked how that lengthy list of injured players are progressing, Lambert’s best news concerned Norwood, Jackson and Nydam.

“James Norwood started training the other day,” he said. “Kayden is back and doing well.

“Obviously, we’ve got Jon Nolan to come back through suspension. Judgey will hopefully be okay, we’ll have to wait and see today how he is. He’s been a miss as well because he’s been playing well. I’ll have to wait and see how he is.

“Aaron Drinan is doing well and Tristan is doing alright, he’s back training. So there’s good things for guys coming back. Flynn and Cole are still a little bit away, but they’re doing well.”

Lambert says Norwood is still a little way off returning to match action: “He trained the other day with the team and he came through that okay. But listen, he’s not played, that’s his first day with the team, so he’s still a bit off.”

Regarding Nydam, he added: “He was just fleetingly in and out the other day. He’s done a lot of work with the physio guys, and as I said before, there’s no pressure from me or stress from me for that lad to come back as quick as what he thinks. It was a horrendous injury, and it’s just good that he’s starting to kick a ball again.

“You don’t know the level he’s going to come back at, that’s the big thing. Where he comes back because his injury, I was right next to it when it happened, and the injury wasn’t nice.

“The good thing is he’s back playing football. Hopefully, can hit the heights people expect but, as I said before, there’s no pressure.”

Kane Vincent-Young also remains sidelined with Lambert saying last week that the right-back was "still a few weeks away" from playing an U23s match.

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Suffolkboy added 11:19 - Oct 30
Must wish TN the very best ; he’s a young man of good promise and good character into the bargain .
We should all hope, for him, that his recovery is every bit as successful as can be ,and that his chosen path as a professional footballer is not jeopardised !

MrJase_79 added 11:45 - Oct 30
Apologies if I have misread the article, but KVY doesn't even get mentioned now? What on earth is going on with him?

dirtydingusmagee added 12:29 - Oct 30
i wish Norwood a good recovery, hope he gets his act together, been coming up 10 pence short since his arrival IMO. Be glad when Drinan is back, he has what it takes .

RobITFC added 12:32 - Oct 30
MrJase - last paragraph ? Sounds like we won't see him again this year ?

MrJase_79 added 12:40 - Oct 30
@RobITFC - thank you fella! I had missed that.

Yep you're probably right. I think we all know what "still a few weeks away" means.

Sad times.

PhilTWTD added 12:43 - Oct 30

You didn't miss it, I added it in after you and someone else noticed him not being mentioned. Name didn't come up this week but it was last week.

MrJase_79 added 12:46 - Oct 30
@PhilTWTD - ah thanks Phil, thought I was going mad! :)

rexron added 13:09 - Oct 30
Unprofessional Norwood out!Time to make a stand. If not the club will be in this league forever.

herfie added 13:40 - Oct 30
Obviously wish all of injured lads full and speedy recoveries. Good that one or two are progressing well towards full fitness.

However, like others here, the situation with KVY is of real concern. Get the feeling that we’re not being given the full facts of exactly what his injury is, what treatment regime is in place and, realistically, when he’s likely to be back. PL appears deliberately evasive when questioned about progress etc.

No doubt, and in fairness to the player, PL has his own reasons to minimise comment. But another nagging concern is whether KVY is one of those who’s easily injured in a very physically demanding environment; or that his current injury is significant and long term. But, as said above, feel sure we all wish him well, and look forward to receiving some positive news in the not too distant future.

timkatieadamitfc added 13:43 - Oct 30
It’s absolutely brilliant that nydam is on the mend but for now I’d rather have Jackson and Norwood back as we are desperately short of goals up top and from what I’ve seen if Hawkins he’s not going to score that many for us. It’s ok being able to hold play up win headers and bring other people into play but your strikers HAVE to score goals too(Murphy)

BettyBlue added 13:46 - Oct 30
Norwood, what a waste of space.

dirtydingusmagee added 15:25 - Oct 30
inclined to agree BettyBlue , One of those players that causes more problems than they solve, a lot to prove on the field still.

therein61 added 16:07 - Oct 30
Good news on the injury front we certainly need some front men back

TimmyH added 16:10 - Oct 30
Glad Nydam is back in training...good little player.

Linkboy13 added 18:06 - Oct 30
Nogood is back training what pub is he using.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 06:02 - Oct 31
A properly functioning Norwood and Hawkins up front might be a good combination. But...

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