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Sweeney steps up recovery

20 February 2014

Midfielder returns to full training

Neal Ardley today revealed that Peter Sweeney is back in full training and the midfielder has trained “exceptionally well” this week.

Though Saturday’s match against his old club Bury may come too soon for Sweeney’s return, Neal is expecting the player to be back in contention for the first-team soon.

The experienced midfielder (pictured) has not played since the 1-1 home draw against Plymouth Argyle on 29 December after suffering a stress fracture to a metatarsal in his foot.

However, Sweeney has this week stepped up his fitness drive after being fitted with custom-made orthotics.

Speaking to Dons Player, Neal Ardley said: “Credit to our medical team because they went with Peter when he had his second X-ray. They decided that we would be waiting a long time for the injury to totally heal so Peter has been provided with special orthotics. There will therefore be a 90 per cent of it being fine and a 10 per cent chance of it cracking again.

“The main thing is that Peter does not feel any pain so that’s the real positive. Peter has got a smile on his face again and he’s trained exceptionally well this week. If we can get his fitness levels up then we could have another key player available for selection in the next 10 days to two weeks.” 

Dons Player subscribers can watch a full seven-minute update from Neal Ardley on our premium site and a first Dons interview with Michael Collins will follow later. 


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