City ease Meredith's latest injury fears

SCARE: James Meredith in action at Guiseley

SCARE: James Meredith in action at Guiseley

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CITY have put James Meredith’s mind at ease after his latest injury scare.

The Australian twisted his right foot at the start of their stay in Ireland, aggravating the same area he suffered the fracture which kept him sidelined during the second half of last season.

But his initial fears have proved unfounded and the left back could be ready to figure against Shelbourne tomorrow.

Striker Aaron Mclean, though, is unlikely to be involved as he receives further treatment on his calf problem.

Meredith trained away from the main group yesterday with head physio Matt Barrass but was able to join in some of the drills. He should be involved in everything today.

Parkinson said: “Whether we’ll play him tomorrow or not, we’ll have to wait and see. But it’s certainly not a long-term problem.

“It was more a concern mentally for Mezza than the actual injury itself because he felt a pain in the spot where he had the operation.

“But he’s progressing well and has been able to do everything. He’s a lot happier with it and we’ll just make sure he’s comfortable.”

Billy Knott was also kept away from the training matches yesterday after taking a knock on his ankle against UCD but Parkinson expects the midfielder to play.

“Billy is fine now. He made a tackle and got kicked but it’s nothing more than that.”

After losing 3-2 to UCD, City anticipate another testing afternoon in Dublin to round off their week away against a Shelbourne side currently riding high in the Airtricity League second tier.

Parkinson added: “The teams are halfway through their season which is perfect because they are at the peak of their match fitness. That’s why the games are hard.

“It depends over here because sometimes you get teams who’ve got league games around the same time and so don’t want to play their best players.

“But UCD played their strongest team at the start against us because they didn’t have a game until tonight.

“Sometimes you can be a little bit unlucky because the (Irish) fixtures don’t fall right for you. But this year it’s been good with both teams so we’ve got two very good games.”

Shelbourne were beaten 4-0 by Ipswich last Saturday but they put out a makeshift team after playing a league game the night before.

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9:31am Fri 18 Jul 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.
Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: -6

9:52am Fri 18 Jul 14

dazp says...

Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)" if he relocated up here his calf would get the required rest from all that driving. move up or move on
Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)" if he relocated up here his calf would get the required rest from all that driving. move up or move on dazp
  • Score: -4

10:06am Fri 18 Jul 14

Farsley Bantam says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.
He'll get 20+ goals this season. Mark my words.
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.[/p][/quote]He'll get 20+ goals this season. Mark my words. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 3

10:08am Fri 18 Jul 14

Nickloza says...

dazp wrote:
Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)Hardly commuting to Ireland is he?
[quote][p][bold]dazp[/bold] wrote: Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)Hardly commuting to Ireland is he? Nickloza
  • Score: -1

10:09am Fri 18 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.
City seem to attract a certain type of person from Cheshire. You forgot to add that you want Phil Parkinson sacked. You did call him a clown last season. Or was that Cheshire Bantam?
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.[/p][/quote]City seem to attract a certain type of person from Cheshire. You forgot to add that you want Phil Parkinson sacked. You did call him a clown last season. Or was that Cheshire Bantam? Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:10am Fri 18 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

dazp wrote:
Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)" if he relocated up here his calf would get the required rest from all that driving. move up or move on
Presumably you are from Cheshire too.
[quote][p][bold]dazp[/bold] wrote: Aaron Mclean's has got his excuse ready for next season already "i missed most of pre season due to a calf injury thats why im struggling to score (again)" if he relocated up here his calf would get the required rest from all that driving. move up or move on[/p][/quote]Presumably you are from Cheshire too. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:12am Fri 18 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.
And what about you? You are not utterly useless, too old, overpaid, unfit and all the rest of it?
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.[/p][/quote]And what about you? You are not utterly useless, too old, overpaid, unfit and all the rest of it? Peter300
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Fri 18 Jul 14

tyker2 says...

Peter has be to he library again. Though surely it is not with his best fiend Wayne Jcbs
Peter has be to he library again. Though surely it is not with his best fiend Wayne Jcbs tyker2
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Fri 18 Jul 14

BD16 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.
He'll get 20+ goals this season. Mark my words.
Not sure about 20+ but he'll get more than last year as we seem to be gearing up to play to his strengths, running onto a ball and finishing, rather than giving him the ball 30 yards from goal with his back to the net.
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Get shut of McLean, he's utterly useless. Unfit, too old and now he's going to miss almost all of preseason with this injury. Waste of money and should never have bought him in the first place.[/p][/quote]He'll get 20+ goals this season. Mark my words.[/p][/quote]Not sure about 20+ but he'll get more than last year as we seem to be gearing up to play to his strengths, running onto a ball and finishing, rather than giving him the ball 30 yards from goal with his back to the net. BD16
  • Score: 2

10:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Do we all remember that McLeans poor form and lack of goals last season was due to a lack of a pre season What's so different now Excuses starting early ??
James Hanson remains our number one
Do we all remember that McLeans poor form and lack of goals last season was due to a lack of a pre season What's so different now Excuses starting early ?? James Hanson remains our number one Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 1

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