16:17 17th February 2017
Irish international hopefully nearing return to action
Republic of Ireland international midfielder Stephen Quinn could be nearing a return to action in the coming weeks after a knee injury has kept him sidelined since our EFL Cup tie at Arsenal.
The midfielder has been working tirelessly to get back onto the Hogwood pitches and now he is back on the grass with the first team group in training, Andries Ulderink reported that - all being well - he is getting closer to featuring in competitive in an upcoming Under-23 fixture.
“He has been working very hard for the last four or five months to get back to where he is now,” said Royals assistant manager.
“With his mentality, he is looking really fit at the moment. So hopefully he will get his first minutes in the Under-23s soon.
“And then hopefully he will be able to join into the squad again soon after that.”
There are some other absentees who are also making good progress – two of which could potentially be involved for our visit to Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
Winger Callum Harriott and defender Tiago Ilori both still have a little longer to go with their recoveries, but skipper Paul McShane and Joey van den Berg have each joined in with training at the end of this week.
“Callum will take a little bit longer – he’ll need four or five weeks and Tiago we are looking at after the international break maybe,” Andries continued. “Paul and Joey are very close to it – they joined the group again today.
“We’ll take a look how far they are in training tomorrow – it’ll be a tougher session so we’ll see how they are.”