Jalal joy at re­turn in time for run-in

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

MACC Town goal­keeper Sh­wan Jalal is look­ing for­ward to put­ting a dif­fi­cult pe­riod be­hind him af­ter he made his re­turn to the team.

The Iraq in­ter­na­tional has been out of ac­tion for a month af­ter pick­ing up an injury in the 1-0 win at Tran­mere Rovers at the start of Jan­uary.

The 32-year-old is fit though, and made his re­turn in the game against For­est Green Rovers last week­end.

And Jalal is ex­cited to play his part dur­ing the run-in.

“It’s been a frus­trat­ing cou­ple of the weeks since the Tran­mere game,” he said. “I had some­thing called a high an­kle sprain which wasn’t ac­tu­ally in my an­kle, it was just above my an­kle.

“The doc­tor said it takes its time to heal and the physio has helped me a lot with my re­hab.

“It was great to fi­nally get back out there and play again, it was frus­trat­ing not be­ing in the squad, hav­ing played for the ma­jor­ity of the season.”

It wasn’t a per­fect re­turn to the team for Jalal as Mac­cles­field suf­fered a 2-1 de­feat to For­est Green.

“It was a very down dress­ing room af­ter For­est Green as we felt both goals were avoid­able,” he said.

“The man­ager told us what he thought on the Mon­day and we had his feed­back so it’s been pro­duc­tive, and we’ve worked hard on the feed­back.”

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