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Evans: Nice to Be Back Out There With Everyone
Wednesday, 22nd Jun 2022 15:08

Midfielder Lee Evans is delighted to be back out on the grass with his team-mates after a frustrating end to last season.

Evans, one of last summer’s 19 new signings, suffered a knee problem in the closing moments of the 3-0 home victory over Burton and missed the rest of the season as a result.

The Welshman admits it was frustrating and was pleased to be back in the fold when the squad returned for pre-season training on Monday.

“Brilliant, obviously on a personal note really nice to be back on the grass with everyone after a frustrating end to the season for me,” the 27-year-old told iFollow Ipswich.

“And then, as a collective, it’s great to see everyone. I think everyone’s happy to be back in putting in the hard work ready for this season.”

Evans was one of those to spend time at Playford Road over the summer along with Kyle Edwards, George Edmundson and Kayden Jackson, who also suffered injuries in the latter stages of the campaign.

“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling a lot stronger,” he added. “I’ve been in working, me, Kyle, George, there were a few of us who had niggles working in the summer, so that’s helped.

“I felt a bit rusty in the first couple of sessions, today [Tuesday] is only the second day, but I’ll get back into the swing of things nice and quick, hopefully.

“I think it was important for all of us. Mine and Kyle's were longer-ish term [injuries], four months around that mark. I think Fridge [Edmundson] similar when he’ll be back and Jacko was obviously flying [and is] back from his injury, he’s doing really well.

“It’s good to see and hopefully in a couple of weeks we’ll have a fully fit squad.”

Reflecting on the first couple of days of pre-season, he continued: “Tough, they don’t get any easier, but good though, to be fair. I quite enjoy that longer type of running and on the first day there was a tough running session. It was the ballwork which caught me out a little bit more, getting used to that again.

“But it’s really good, it’s just nice not to be stuck in that room behind us and to be out there with everyone.”

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Ipswichbusiness added 15:14 - Jun 22
Good to see you back

MaySixth added 16:40 - Jun 22
Top player.

MickMillsTash added 16:58 - Jun 22
Does he have the ability to unlock a massed, packed, time wasting Div 3 defence ? I hope so
If we are going to play an energetic high press I do not seem him part of that line up.

TimmyH added 17:01 - Jun 22
Won't be long before he's back on the physio's table going by history...can produce some nice long cross field passes but largely underwhelming for me particularly at corners and dead ball situations.

Linkboy13 added 17:40 - Jun 22
Not a player who will appeal to some fans because he's not good on the eye and may not be a automatic choice. He league stats are 27 games 3 goals and 3 assists which is not bad and better than some of the so called ball players in the squad. With fans players are either good or bad there's no inbetween Evans for me falls somewhere between and a very important member of the squad.

gosblue added 19:16 - Jun 22
A prime example of good coaching. He was guilty of putting a foot on the ball and killing any forward momentum. Then he improved and became key to transitioning from back to front. But that was just before he got injured. I can’t wait to see if he remembers what he’s been taught. We saw a similar improvement in Jackson and Morsey.

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