Positive Injury News As Headline Signing Starts Training

One of the headline signings of the summer, Irish attacker Danny Mandriou, is back in training after recovering from his ankle injury, as reported by Lincs Sport.

Mandroiu was one of the five players missing from the attacking options this weekend, and he’s yet to train with the side after arriving from Shamrock Rovers whilst carrying an ankle injury. However, it wasn’t assessed as a serious problem, which resulted in a passed medical and a move to the Imps believed to have cost us in the region of £25,000. Since then, Mandroiu has been fighting to get fit, and now he’s back in training. He’s already played half a season with Shamrock, so he won’t be far behind the others in terms of sharpness, although he’s not expected to play a part tomorrow evening against Doncaster Rovers.

Mandroiu began his career as a youth in Dublin before a move to Brighton. He spent three years at Brighton in the same setup as Max Sanders; the pair played together twice in the EFL Trophy. He wasn’t offered a deal by Brighton and returned to Ireland with Bohemians before being snapped up by Shamrock for a fee eventually set at €20,000 (£17,000). He’s been capped by Ireland at Under 16, Under 19 and Under 21 levels, as well as being called up to Stephen Kenny’s full squad, featuring as an unused substitute against Austria and Andorra. He is unlikely to feature tomorrow as he takes a week on the grass to get up to speed, but he will likely play some part next weekend against Forest Green Rovers.

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One player who may be in contention tomorrow evening is Anthony Scully. He was a surprise omission from the team that drew 0-0 at Portsmouth, but he too is in training. it was an illness which ruled him out, and he is also expected to play a role in the two matches we face this week. Scully started on the left flank last weekend against Exeter City but got both of his chances from the right after swapping with Hakkeb Adelakun at half time. With Charles Vernam expected to play on the left, it may be the right flank we see the former West Ham man occupy on a more regular basis.