Cherries: Molesley's ready to make comeback

14 April 2011 07:00
TENACIOUS midfielder Mark Molesley could be poised to hand Cherries a timely boost by adding his weight to their League One promotion push.

Boss Lee Bradbury described Molesley as more than ready after watching the 30-year-old come through a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday.

Molesley was last month struck down by an ankle injury just days after he had hit the comeback trail following a lengthy absence due to a persistent foot problem.

But after coming through a gruelling 60-minute run-out against the Glenn Hoddle Academy, Molesley could be in contention for a return at Notts County on Saturday.

Bradbury told the Daily Echo: You can see the hunger and he is desperate to be involved. If anything, we need to put the reins on him because we don't want him breaking down again. But he looks more than ready for a return.

Striker Ben Williamson also gave Bradbury food for thought ahead of Cherries' crucial showdown with the relegation-haunted Magpies at Meadow Lane.

The 20-year-old, one of Bradbury's first signings, turned in an eye-catching display and scored against Hoddle's Academy in a 4-1 win at Dean Court.

Williamson, who was tutored by Hoddle and his staff, sustained an ankle in training just days after he had joined Cherries on non-contract terms in January.

It was a good test for Ben, said Bradbury. I think he brings something a little bit different to the team with his pace down the sides and we have missed that recently.

He has a willingness to run in behind and to stretch out teams. He works hard, is a strong lad and is very quick. Every fit player is capable of coming into the team and that is great for me because I know I can rely on them.

Source: Bournemouth_Echo