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Conor McGrandles back on track with Norwich City after setback in his injury recovery

PUBLISHED: 12:40 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:40 16 February 2017

Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles is continuing to make his way back from a broken leg. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles is continuing to make his way back from a broken leg. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

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The long road to recovery is finally coming to an end for Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles.

The 21-year-old was signed from Falkirk in August 2014 having made 82 senior appearances as a teenager and made his Canaries debut as a substitute in a 6-1 win over Millwall.

However that remains his only senior appearance after suffering a double leg break when back on loan with Falkirk last season. He started making his way back with City’s U23s in December but had to come off in a 4-3 win over Aston Villa in January with shin soreness.

The Scot returned to action on Wednesday night though, coming on in the 71st minute of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton U23s.

“He had a little bit of soreness after his double leg break so we had to just ease off him for a little bit,” U23s boss Dmitri Halajko explained. “I thought he came on for us and made a real difference for us at a real testing time.

“He showed his experience, he showed his quality, won crucial headers, crucial tackles and showed a calmness on the ball when it was needed, so he was definitely a big impact on the result.

“He’ll be back in contention now, the idea was to get him somewhere between 40 and 20 minutes and see if he gets through that, which he has done,

“Hopefully there will be no reaction and then they’ve got three games in seven days I think so he’ll be available now for those.”

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14 comments

  • You're a good ol' dog, @dingo! The trolls must not prevail. My final project. Always vigilant.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • You're a good ol' dog, @dingo! The trolls must not prevail. My final project. Always vigilant.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • superfan59er: I've written there for a few months now, under my real name of Martin Penney. I was a sportswriter much of my life, became fed up of abuse from this site's resident troll so did a test piece for them and stuck with it. I thoroughly enjoy it, tbh. There's some quality writing on MFW and I'm not referring to myself. Pure NCFC content with some friendly banter chucked in for good measure. The troll likes to thieve usernames and there is already somebody on here called superfan59, so I hope I'm responding to a genuine user. They try to make you paranoid, these trolls!

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    el dingo

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • you wait for a Dingo comment for ages, then several turn up at once.

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Oh, and what I originally meant to comment: well said PaulWho.

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    el dingo

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Cheers, folks all. It really is beyond belief that Conor's well-being doesn't come first. It does to most of us, and I guess that's what really matters. Hi Brew and Hola Malaga y Spanish. I still read these boards avidly, though posts these days are rare, 'tis true.

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    el dingo

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Hola el dingo! Good to see you here again. Hope Conor will make a complete recovery and be able to continue making progress. At 21 he still has time on his side.

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    malaga flier

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • He's had more than his fair share of setbacks. Good to see el dingo back too! His stuff on MFW was excellent.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Nice one JimBob, everybody else wishing a badly injured young player well and you squeeze in a moan about the manager. Don't tell me, he never gave the lad a game when he was in plaster either. Pathetic.

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    PaulWho

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Only Alex Neil could loan a player back to a club he had outgrown three years previous.

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    JimBob

    Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Bit of a forgotten poster more like, are you coming back?

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    spanishcanary

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • D.I.N.G.O......D.I-N-G.O, Bienvenido mi amigo, good to see you

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    spanishcanary

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Yeah, a bit of a forgotten man. Good luck Conor.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • That's good news, hope it works out.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

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