McGeady out of Singapore trip with injury

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Aiden McGeady has been ruled out of tomorrow's friendly with Swindon and the Barclays Asia Trophy after suffering a recurrence of his recent hamstring problems.

The 29-year-old missed a large portion of the second half of last season through injury and Roberto Martinez reports that he is the first fresh injury concern of the summer.

Aiden has been suffering from a hamstring problem that affected him last season and it affected him when he was with the national team," the manager says on

We need to get down to the root of the problem and make sure that he gets pain free.

The Irishman's place in the squad for Swindon and the Far East will be taken by Under-21s regular Jonjoe Kenny. Darron Gibson, Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo are the other three players who will remain behind at Finch Farm to continue their rehabilitation from their respective injuries.  

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Scott Bosworth
1 Posted 10/07/2015 at 18:53:28
"We need to get down to the root of the problem and make sure that he gets pain free."

Or not. Whatever.

Tom Evans
2 Posted 10/07/2015 at 18:54:41
Maybe a smokescreen to ensure he is on hand to enable a transfer away from us.
James Marshall
3 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:00:33
He can take his silly hamstrings and head north towards Glasgow ASAP.
Trevor Lynes
4 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:04:42
That is four of our small squad who will not be match fit at the season's commencement. I am heartily sick of us carrying crocks and doing nothing to replace them.
Geoffrey Risebrow
5 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:06:55
Please sell him. He is rubbish!
Andy Crooks
6 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:15:51
I like McGeady, but does anyone else think that, in the photo above this piece, he looks like Brendan Beehan? I expect, no matter how highly I regard the mighty Brendan, it is not a look appropriate for a Premier League footballer.
James Flynn
7 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:30:54
So much for selling him. Maybe in January.
Doug Harris
8 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:40:01
What's with all these hamstring injuries? We have been plagued with them all last season; I've never known so many players to have hamstring problems.

Is it something to do with the fitness regime? Not knowing other Clubs' stats did they suffer more or as equal to what we did?

Jim Bennings
9 Posted 10/07/2015 at 19:57:35
Turning out to be a really frustrating poor signing after some quiet optimism when he first signed.

The signing of McGeady is now starting to remind me of Peter Beagrie's second spell at Everton under Howard Kendall.

You just sit there and ask yourself what really was the point?

Ant Dwyer
10 Posted 10/07/2015 at 20:15:05
McGeady injured, as per... what’s new?

He will be fit soon!!!

Paul Jeronovich
11 Posted 10/07/2015 at 21:38:58
Kone, Gibson, McGeady and Hibbert need to depart to allow extra wages for younger, hungrier players. The sooner performance-related pay is introduced, the better.
Eddie Dunn
12 Posted 10/07/2015 at 23:04:50
This means he is really leaving... Yipeee!
Harold Matthews
13 Posted 10/07/2015 at 22:55:23
Agree with Doug. Mourinho, the Burnley manager and others can keep most of their players injury free. They are certainly never hit by the hamstring plague which has cost us so dearly in the last two seasons.

The Burnley manager said it could never happen to them because they keep things under control. Don't know what he meant but we need to try it.

Chris Williamson
14 Posted 11/07/2015 at 00:00:20
Harold makes a good point. It seems to me that it's like sound engineers at a gig. The good ones you don't notice -- everything works great. The tallentless ones just go on the basis that volume equals quality -- and the punters leave with their ears bleeding.

Weaker managers with weaker players make up for it with extreme physical exertion -- or in our case extreme physical relaxation -- and so break down with injuries. Good ones find a decent balance.

Andrew Presly
15 Posted 11/07/2015 at 00:44:11
Sell the bum. Sunderland or the ’tic £3 mil.
Phil Sammon
16 Posted 11/07/2015 at 01:48:51
Mirallas, Deulofeu and McGeady. Is three wingers enough to get us through a season?

Of course, there's Pienaar, who I truly hope can put his injuries behind him and get back on track.

McGeady isn't a great player and I'm all for getting rid if he is replaced. I just don't want us to be in the situation we were last year with Naismith, Barkley and Osman all being asked to fill in on the left wing where they're clearly not comfortable.

Ant Dwyer
17 Posted 11/07/2015 at 03:00:53
Paul (#11);

I couldn't agree more, in fact I pointed out them players on a recent post on here. I also threw Oviedo and Kone into that group, which may be harsh but, hey, while we're being ruthless, then why not.

Brian Wilkinson
18 Posted 11/07/2015 at 03:34:26
Phil @16, how about replacing McGeady with Bryan Oviedo?
James Marshall
19 Posted 11/07/2015 at 04:30:11
Oviedo, Cleverley and Osman can all play wide if required, plus we have Mirallas.
Phil Sammon
20 Posted 11/07/2015 at 04:45:34
Oviedo 'can play left wing'

Mirallas 'can play left wing'

Deulofeu 'can play left wing'

Osman 'can play left wing'

Barkley 'can play left wing'

Naismith 'can play left wing'

Cleverley 'can play left wing'

I don't want to go into the season with Pienaar the only specialist left midfielder. I don't think 'so-and-so can do a job there' is an appropriate way to go into the season.

Albert Perkins
21 Posted 11/07/2015 at 04:56:09
I'm thinking that the problem is not so much the wingers getting the crosses in but getting players into the box to meet them. So many times the ball went to the far post and nobody was there. Or there were not enough bodies in the area to trouble defenders or just to meet the ball and stick it in. Naismith was the only player I remember last season to get into scoring range to meet a pass or pick up the pieces.

Also non of our players supporting Lukaku can score with their head.

I hope last season was a weird blip and that we meet our potential this year. Oh Barkley, you need to be our savior.

Harold Matthews
22 Posted 11/07/2015 at 05:00:57
Martinez likes to use McGeady to chase down fast wingers when they are brought on as subs late on. An important job not many are willing to do. A job not many have the pace to do. He'll try to keep him.
Jon Withey
24 Posted 11/07/2015 at 10:18:06
He's not going to be chasing any wingers with a hamstring injury.

I expect we'll be paying his wages for a while yet.

I don't really see the point of having both him and Lennon. Sadly, I assume this means no Lennon!

Paul Ellam
25 Posted 11/07/2015 at 10:22:57
Agree with Tom (#2) on this. I believe they are keeping him injury free so they can sell him on. It would be a disaster if he went to the Singapore trip and got injured, we would be stuck with him then.

I think the club are being a bit cute and making sure he is available for transfer.

Harold Matthews
26 Posted 11/07/2015 at 11:49:59
We'll probably be trying to get Lennon for buttons which will keep things late. Must remember, like all quick lads, he also suffers hamstrings. Many.

The left side is our main problem. No left midfield in front of Baines because Barry drifts inside to cover the CBs. Mirallas doesn't track back to stop people banging over crosses. (Didn't Kane nod one of these things in?)

Jags tends to hug the middle, leaving Baines stranded like a sitting duck and often having to deal with two attackers. No wonder he can't get forward. Different story with Coleman. McCarthy is over there to help out. When Lennon played, he also helped out.

This could be sorted overnight if we brought in a left midfield similar to Delph to cover left and middle. Barry's legs won't do both jobs. In time, I guess Besic will do it. He says he's training for the Number 6 role and that's it.

Matt Muzi
27 Posted 11/07/2015 at 14:14:32
Regardless of McGeady's injury situation and whether he is going to go or not, we need another left winger. I do fear RM is going to play Cleverley on the left, as he did at Wigan.

I've never been happy with McGeady and if we can move him on I think it would be best for the club and the player. That said if we want to move him on we need him fit.

I completely agree with the points on hamstring injury situation at the club, clearly there's an issue and it concerns me. Clearly it's a training and recoup issue.

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