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Duffy ready to go

28 February 2014

Defender hoping for a reacall after coming back from injury

Whilst he is far from guaranteed a starting place against Wolves this weekend, Richard Duffy is back in contention after being out injured and he is raring to go.

He recognises that Vale face a tough task playing at Molineux, but the Welshman says it will be difficult whoever the face, whether it be a side pushing at the top or scrapping towards the bottom.

He told us: “I have been in training for a week or so and had a game for the reserves on Wednesday against Wrexham and I am feeling okay.

“It has been frustrating watching from the side-lines. I was out of the team, got myself back in for quite a while and was unfortunate to get injured.

“But it is what it is, there is no good time to get injured but I have done my time now in the treatment room and now I am back in the picture.

“What I have seen of Jack Grimmer and Joe Davis playing together at centre half they have done great. Obviously there was a bit of a slip up by the whole team last week, but as a pair they have done great.

“I played my first game on Wednesday and now it is down to the manager. It was a big step for me to get through that and if I am picked on Saturday, great, if I am not I will work hard again next week.

“I actually felt alright after the game on Wednesday, but there is a big difference between being fit and match fitness and there is a big difference from reserves football to first team as well.

“There is no easy game. Whether we are playing Wolves or a team scrapping against relegation, it is going to be just as tough.

“They will have more quality than most teams in this league, but away from home it is a difficult task.

“Playing in front of a big crowd won’t be intimidating; it will be exciting for the lads who haven’t played with that sort of pressure before or in front of so many fans,

“But I would imagine we will take a big fan base as well and they will get right behind us.”

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