York City's Wes Fletcher targets rapid return to front-line action

Wes Fletcher

Wes Fletcher

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WES FLETCHER’S wish to return to action from his lengthy injury absence may come quicker than he imagined, writes Steven Back.

Fletcher, who has been out since March when he suffered knee ligament and cartilage damage in City’s 1-0 win at Portsmouth, has been optimistically eyeing a comeback in tomorrow’s home opener against Northampton.

With Ryan Jarvis out after the ankle rap suffered in the Capital One Cup exit to Doncaster and summer recruit Jake Hyde still trying to shake off a training injury that has kept him out of that tie and last week’s starter at Tranmere, Fletcher may come into the reckoning.

The 23-year-old has been put through his paces on the training ground, declaring: “The gaffer (Nigel Worthington) and the physio (Jeff Miller) have said it may be a couple of weeks and I’ll be back if I’m all fit and well. But I would like to be there or thereabouts for tomorrow.”

Despite his injury Fletcher still finished the Minstermen’s top marksman last season, a pedigree that will be greatly welcomed back.

Added the former Burnley man: “We’re going to take it slow as I’ve had no game time, but when (I come back) I would expect to play about 15 minutes (from the bench).”

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1:25pm Fri 15 Aug 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Whoever is up front tomorrow, please, please let's get behind them. Hirst is young, inexperienced but talented and will do his best. Fletcher, if he comes on, will not be 100% match fit.

Here's hoping that Hirst and Coulson click and Fletcher won't be needed. One from each of them should clinch it! COYR.
Whoever is up front tomorrow, please, please let's get behind them. Hirst is young, inexperienced but talented and will do his best. Fletcher, if he comes on, will not be 100% match fit. Here's hoping that Hirst and Coulson click and Fletcher won't be needed. One from each of them should clinch it! COYR. North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 6

1:46pm Fri 15 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Whoever is up front tomorrow, please, please let's get behind them. Hirst is young, inexperienced but talented and will do his best. Fletcher, if he comes on, will not be 100% match fit.

Here's hoping that Hirst and Coulson click and Fletcher won't be needed. One from each of them should clinch it! COYR.
The home crowd has been superb in the last 6 months, I can't imagine there will be any negativity from the home fans in our first home league game. Most people understand the problems we are having with our strikers so a collective effort from all at the ground tomorrow will be essential if we want 3 points. Really positive about tomorrow. COYR
[quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Whoever is up front tomorrow, please, please let's get behind them. Hirst is young, inexperienced but talented and will do his best. Fletcher, if he comes on, will not be 100% match fit. Here's hoping that Hirst and Coulson click and Fletcher won't be needed. One from each of them should clinch it! COYR.[/p][/quote]The home crowd has been superb in the last 6 months, I can't imagine there will be any negativity from the home fans in our first home league game. Most people understand the problems we are having with our strikers so a collective effort from all at the ground tomorrow will be essential if we want 3 points. Really positive about tomorrow. COYR FortessBC
  • Score: 9

7:25pm Fri 15 Aug 14

yorkandproud says...

Can't wait to see Wes back in his number 9 shirt. COYR.
Can't wait to see Wes back in his number 9 shirt. COYR. yorkandproud
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Sat 16 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Come back stronger!
Come back stronger! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 0

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