Oct 17 2013 by Neil Jones, The Liverpool Post
RONNIE MOORE believes James Wallace is around a month away from stepping up his recovery from long-term injury.
The Tranmere Rovers midfielder has been sidelined for the last 10 months with a knee ligament problem, but is edging ever nearer to a first-team return.
Moore says the 21-year-old is in good spirits, but insists there will be no risks taken with his recovery. Wallace injured the knee in an FA Cup tie with Chesterfield last December, and was initially expected to be out for just three weeks.
But he has suffered numerous setbacks since, and this summer spent time at the FA’s national football centre at St George’s Park, in a bid to cure the problem.
Moore said: “We’ve just got to take it day-by-day with James.
“He’s had his last injection in his knee, and this is the best I’ve seen him, mentally. He’s looking positive.
“It’s a long time for a young kid to be out, and everything that could go wrong has gone wrong with the injury.
“Now, we’re hoping he gets no recurrences and we can take him slowly for a fortnight and then kick him on.”
When asked if he could put a timeframe on a possible return to competitive action, Moore replied: “How long is a piece of string? It will be at least a month. Then as soon as we get to there we can have a look at it and look to step things up.”