Neville hoping for long run

09 September 2009 07:45
Gary Neville is finally hoping to be over his injury nightmare. The Manchester United star has been dogged by injury over the last few years. He broke his ankle against Bolton in early 2007, which caused him to be sidelined for nearly 12 months. Numerous muscle niggles have dogged him since his recovery and that has prevented him from playing for England for over two-years. Having overcome a groin tweak he picked up in pre-season, he is in line to start his second game of the season this weekend against Tottenham. "I just hope to say as fit as possible and play games for the club," he said. "I am doing everything I possibly can and the medical staff are helping me as well." Despite having the likes of Wes Brown, John O'Shea, Rafael and Fabio in his squad - all of whom can play right-back - Neville is confident that he still has something to offer. "The manager would not have me here if he didn't think I contributed in some way," he said. "I can contribute a lot more when I am fit." He is just now hoping that he can go on an injury free run. "Over the last two years injury has been a concern for me," he admitted. "It is a concern for every footballer. It is frustrating. "But it is not something I think about every day. I have just had to deal with it."

Source: SKY_Sports