Neville Ready For Comeback…again

Last updated : 30 October 2007 By editor

After a seven month absence due to a couple of different injuries, Gary Neville is expected to make his first appearance since March in our reserve team's Manchester Senior Cup match with Stockport County on Thursday.

Fergie has confirmed that he is likely to feature, "Gary's doing great. We'll probably just wait for the next Reserves game to play him."

Gary himself has confirmed that he is once again available for selection, "I've made myself available. But with the way Wes is playing, and Danny Simpson has been great, too, it might be a case of easing me back in over the space of a couple of weeks."

The Manchester United captain also spoke of his disappointment at being out for such a period of time, "It's been too long. Missing the end of last season was bad enough but then for it to go into this season is doubly frustrating. Hopefully it's over now and I can get back into the team.

"The worst part about it has been going into the gym every day. It's okay for a couple of weeks but after that it's just mundane and boring. The physios try to make it as exciting as possible for you, but there's only so much excitement you can get out of a rowing machine or a bike.

"Most of all, I miss going out on the pitch. I'm seeing the lads playing well and they're getting good results and I want to be part of it. Coming in every day and then not being able to train with my mates is hard. An hour and a half on the training pitch flies by, but an hour and a half in the gym can feel like three days."

Try 8 hours in a factory Gaz!