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McKenna: Burns Set For Return
Friday, 10th Nov 2023 14:41

Town boss Kieran McKenna says that as it stands winger Wes Burns is available for some minutes during Saturday’s home game against Swansea City at Portman Road, while fellow Welshman Nathan Broadhead has trained having been ill in midweek.

Brandon Williams missed last week’s game at Birmingham having been unwell before returning to the bench at Rotherham on Tuesday and McKenna says there is still some illness among the squad but with Broadhead back on the grass having been absent against the Millers.

“We still have a little bit of sickness knocking about in the camp, but Nathan Broadhead trained today, so that was positive,” the Blues boss said.

“Axel [Tuanzebe] came through the game [at Rotherham] fine. Wes is now training with the group, so that’s a positive and we’re going into the weekend in a pretty good place.”

Quizzed on whether Cardiff fan Burns, who suffered a shoulder injury while away with Wales last month, might be fit enough to return against the Swans, McKenna said: “It’s not impossible. He’s come through all fine, has recovered well and he’s available for some minutes tomorrow, as it stands.”

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Lion added 14:48 - Nov 10
Great news, good to have Wes back, we've missed him

Michael101 added 14:51 - Nov 10
How do footballers get away with that?? Last to I was on grass I was arested.

Gforce added 15:03 - Nov 10
Wes on the bench then,good news.

Suffolkboy added 15:16 - Nov 10
He’ll be super pleased to be back physically training ,exercising hard with the squad , and everyone at ITFC ,supporters included, will be delighted to see him available for some minutes ,if only from the bench .
WB has improved notably this season and his all round contribution now makes a significant difference on the field !
Excellent news ; best of good fortune !

cressi added 15:35 - Nov 10
Great news important player quick aggression scores important goals

MickMillsTash added 16:15 - Nov 10
Missed him, Williams + Burns is a few notches of improvement over Clarke and Jackson

Hopefully the overly loud, bordering on annoying Tannoy won't blare out the ''Burns will tear you apart'' pre match ritual.

Bazza8564 added 16:32 - Nov 10
Well KM is very good at giving nothing away. With a two week gap now I'd personally be quite surprised (although pleased) to see Wes in the squad tomorrow, we aren't a Football Club that rushes people back too quickly

gosblue added 18:41 - Nov 10
Reading between the lines there is no need to rush Wes into a starting XI. Hutchinson and Jackson have done well but Burns is the real deal. 20 minutes before the international break would be my bet. McKenna knows how to look after his players. In previous years our lack of squad depth meant that we had to drag the walking wounded onto the field. One example of putting football before people was Jon Walters playing with an injury that ended his career.

Saxonblue74 added 08:16 - Nov 11
Gosblue, I think the difference is the end product. Burns and Hutchinson have it, Jackson unfortunately doesn't.

inghamspur added 09:10 - Nov 11
Stick with Tuanzebe as well please

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