Lambert: Huws has worked hard this summer

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Paul Lambert has been impressed with long term injured man Emyr Huws upon the Welshman’s return to Playford Road: “He’s doing okay. He’s worked hard over the summer. Touch wood he’ll have no reaction to his knee. He’s a very talented footballer, but he hasn’t played for a long, long time. We have to get him back to the level I think he can do. The important thing is he can stay fit and can sustain it.”

Huws has had a torrid time with injury since joining the Blues in 2017 after a successful loan spell. Huws was not the only player returning from the injury table who has impressed Lambert, with youngster Jack Lankester catching the eye too.

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Lambert said: “Young Jack is doing really well, he’s a little bit behind it, but at least he’s back out on the pitch.” Lankester was a shining light during the first part of his break through season last term, a stress fracture in his back finished the youngsters season early.

On the returning loan players, Luke Woolfenden (Swindon), Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley), Jordan Roberts and Danny Rowe (both Lincoln), Lambert insisted that they come back with a clean slate.

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Alongside the returning loan players, forgotten man Tristan Nydam, Corrie Ndaba and Idris El Mizouni are also part of the first team squad.

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