Nolan: Longest few months of my life

Jon Nolan could make his first start of the season in Tuesday’s Trophy match against Tottenham having got over the ‘longest few months of his life’.

The Town midfielder was a second-half substitute in the 3-0 win over his former club Shrewsbury at the weekend after recovering from a calf injury that kept him out of action since March.

Town boss Paul Lambert has indicated that the 27-year-old is likely to feature against Spurs’ U21s at Portman Road with Nolan saying in an interview in Saturday’s matchday programme: “I’m getting there now.

“It’s been the longest few months of my life but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. 

“It all stems from the injury I had last year, a calf problem on the left side. I knew it wasn’t right over the summer so I had a scan in Liverpool and that showed that I should have rested it over the last few weeks of last season. 

“It was a ‘six week injury’ so my season should have finished early but I tried to train on it. That meant I couldn’t do any work in the summer and then when I did start coming back, my right one went. 

“It’s been an absolute nightmare but hopefully I’m over it now and can push on.”

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