‘I definitely feel ready’ - Ipswich Town defender Adam Webster could return to action on Sunday
Ipswich Town defender Adam Webster is itching to make his injury comeback on Sunday.
The centre-back has not featured since mid-January when he ruptured his ankle ligaments in training.
But after a successful operation, Webster insists he is ready for an end-of-season run-out against Nottingham Forest, if boss Mick McCarthy selects him.
“I definitely feel ready,” said the 22-year-old, who was impressing in his first season for Town before the long-term setback.
“I’ve been training for the last couple of weeks and I feel good.
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“Everything has gone well in recovering from the injury, and I haven’t had any setbacks.”
It would perhaps be a risk for McCarthy to play Webster in a game which could see Town relegate Forest into League One, particularly seeing as he hasn’t featured in any Under-23 games either.
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“When I got injured, I set a target to get back on the pitch - and that was against Forest,” continued Webster, who was signed for £700k from League Two club Portsmouth last summer.
“I haven’t had a word with the gaffer – and if I’m involved and he plays me, then great, but if I’m not, then I’ve just got to get ready for next season.”
Whether it is on Sunday or in August, one thing is for certain, Webster cannot wait to get back playing competitive football again.
“I don’t like watching at all,” said the defender.
“You end up commentating and the less I can do that the better!
“I was injured when I came here last year so I missed the first 10 days of pre-season, and it’d be nice to have a full pre-season under my belt.
“I want to play as much as I can, and take it from there.”
Webster could be in the matchday squad at what is likely to be a noisy City Ground on Sunday.
“I’ve been there before (with Portsmouth), but I didn’t play, I was on the bench,” he said.
“They’re obviously fighting for their lives so it won’t be easy, but we’ve got to go there and do a job.”
Town could finish as high as 14th should they win on Sunday, although their last win at the City Ground was back in 1999 - a 1-0 victory.
Should Town lose, they could finish the season as low as 19th position.