Vincent is in no rush

COLCHESTER United attacker Ashley Vincent has been given the go-ahead to rejoin full training, although he is not expecting to be pushing for a place in the team until the start of November.

COLCHESTER United attacker Ashley Vincent has been given the go-ahead to rejoin full training, although he is not expecting to be pushing for a place in the team until the start of November.

Flying winger Vincent twisted medial ligaments during the U’s 1-1 home draw against Wycombe Wanderers at the end of the first week of the campaign.

The initial fear was that he could be out action for many months, although subsequent scans suggested a spell of six weeks of recuperation.

That six-week period has just past, and Vincent is now finally on the comeback trail.


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“I had some good news, regarding my knee injury, from the specialist this week,” confirmed Vincent last night.

“My knee is healing quite well, and I have been involved in some of the non-contact training.

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“However, I’m not just going to jump straight back into full training, with all the tackling and being tackled, because I don’t want any setbacks.

“I will be stepping it up gradually over the next 10 days. The six weeks was up last weekend, but I was given a time span of between six and eight weeks, and I think eight is more realistic,” added Vincent.

Former Cheltenham front-runner Vincent had started the season well, with strong displays in the 4-2 away win at Preston and then the Carling Cup tie at Wycombe.

He scored in the league match against Wycombe, just three days after the cup tie, but was later stretchered off with a knee injury.

Now the 26-year-old is looking to inch his way back into contention.

“I haven’t set myself a specific game to target for my return, but I would like to be back playing in the side by the start of November,” revealed Vincent.

The U’s are back in action this weekend, away at Chesterfield.

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