Gary plays the wait­ing game

Paisley Daily Express - - A Newlandscape -

Jack Ross ad­mits this week­end may come too early for the re­turn­ing Gary MacKen­zie fol­low­ing his long lay-off from in­jury.

The de­fender is back in full train­ing, hav­ing not played for the first team since the sec­ond week of the sea­son.

But Ross says MacKen­zie is do­ing well fol­low­ing his re­cent Achilles in­jury — and hopes he matches the progress made by Kyle Ma­gen­nis, who is back fea­tur­ing reg­u­larly for the first team.

He ex­plained:“Gary is get­ting on well. He has only been in full train­ing since the mid­dle of last week.

“He has had no re­ac­tion from the in­jury and you have to con­sider that he has been out for around 15 weeks.

“If you com­pare him to Kyle, who was out for a very sim­i­lar time pe­riod, then you will see that it takes time.

“Now we are start­ing to see Kyle back to where he was be­cause he has had a five-week pe­riod, in­clud­ing games, which is like a pre-sea­son in it­self, and now he is get­ting to the stage where he feels his sharpest.

“We will hope­fully have Gary avail­able for first team matches very soon, but this week­end might come too soon.”

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