Season opener target for Civelli

12 July 2010 10:51
Winger Luca Civelli has set his sights on being fit enough to feature in Ipswich's curtain raiser against Middlesbrough on 7 August.The 23-year-old Argentine has now played an hour of pre-season football as he stepped up his recovery from an 18-month injury lay-off against Histon. [LNB]He told the club's website: "My return is going better than I thought. [LNB]"If I carry on as I am I will be ready for the start of the season. If not the start, then two or three games in." [LNB]Civelli had been sidelined since March 2009 when he suffered extensive knee ligament damage during a league game against Burnley.[LNB] I always tried to stay positive and I'm happy with the progress Ipswich Town winger Luca Civelli He played 30 minutes in Town's first pre-season friendly of the summer, a 9-1 win over Newmarket, and then played another half an hour as Histon were beaten 6-0. [LNB]"I have been a long time out injured but it's good to be back playing football again and I am happy with how things are going," he added. [LNB]"When you are injured for a long time you worry sometimes about whether you will come back but I always tried to stay positive and I'm happy with the progress." [LNB]Connor Wickham scored twice against the Stutes in his first pre-season outing while David Norris, Gareth McAuley, Lee Martin and Jonathan Stead added the rest.

Source: BBC_Sport