Nolan says he’s ‘ready to push on’ following injury nightmare

Jon Nolan is set to start tonight after making his injury comeback as a substitute in Saturday's 3-0

Jon Nolan is set to start tonight after making his injury comeback as a substitute in Saturday's 3-0 win against Shrewsbury. Photo: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town midfielder Jon Nolan says he is ‘ready to push on’ following his return from injury.

The 27-year-old was just starting to find his feet as a Championship player in the second half of last season when he suffered a calf injury in the 2-0 home defeat to Hull on March 30.

He sat out the final seven games of the campaign, as well as the whole of the pre-season programme, before recently returning to action.

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After initially playing 90 minutes for the U23s at Leeds, he then came on as a 73rd minute substitute in Saturday's 3-0 League One win against Shrewsbury and is now set to start tomorrow's EFL Trophy match against Tottenham U21s at Portman Road.

"I'm getting there now," said the former Shrewsbury player.

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"It's been the longest few months of my life but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

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"It all stems from the injury I had last year, a calf problem on the left side. I knew it wasn't right over the summer so I had a scan in Liverpool and that showed that I should have rested it over the last few weeks of last season.

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"It was a 'six week injury' so my season should have finished early but I tried to train on it. That meant I couldn't do any work in the summer and then when I did start coming back, my right one went.

"It's been an absolute nightmare but hopefully I'm over it now and can push on."

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