Quinn is a “strong character”

MARK Kennedy has been unlucky with injuries this season, but he counts himself lucky when compared to that of his team-mate and good friend Alan Quinn.

MARK Kennedy has been unlucky with injuries this season, but he counts himself lucky when compared to that of his team-mate and good friend Alan Quinn.

Midfielder Quinn is still waiting to make his first appearance of the season, having missed the first half of the campaign with a groin injury.

The 31-year-old Irishman pulled his groin during the opening few minutes of a pre-season friendly at Leiston in July, and has faced no end of setbacks since that evening, as well as undergoing surgery.

But Kennedy believes that Quinn has the strength of character to return to the squad later this season.


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“I’m good friends with Alan Quinn and I know how he feels,” explained Kennedy.

“Since I’ve signed for the club he has been so unlucky with injuries.

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“Some days you come in and you are up, other days you feel like saying – ‘look, just go home’ – but you have to give Alan a lot of credit, because he’s an incredibly strong individual.

“He’s also had his personal battles away from football, which he has dealt with admirably. He’s a strong character, and a bubbly person.

“It would be wrong on me to say where he is in his fitness, but he’s been outside in the last few days, so fingers crossed he’s finally on the full road to recovery,” added Kennedy.

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