Latest update on Matty Blair's comeback at Doncaster Rovers

Darren Moore is hopeful Matty Blair will be back in a Doncaster Rovers shirt sooner rather than later after making his return to training this week.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 5:00 pm

Blair was back with his team mates doing training drills earlier this week and is set to resume full first team training on Monday.

To have him back in training is good and we’ll build up his volume of training now,” boss Moore said.

“Hopefully he’ll get some good training in and we’ll see him back sooner rather than later.

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“It’s great to have him back because at the time he was playing he was doing really well.

“I remember an excellent performance at Ipswich.

“We’ve missed him but it’s great to have him back. His experience, his know-how and just to have his voice around the training ground is great.”

The versatile midfielder has been out of action since mid-September after suffering a groin injury against Blackpool.

An initial assessment from a specialist suggested he would return in six weeks but after little improvement in that time it was discovered the injury was more severe than first thought.

Blair underwent an operation in late October but is now ahead of schedule in his recovery and could be back within a couple of weeks.

“He’s done tremendously well,” Moore said.

“He’s looked after himself extremely well.

“He had a minor operation. We decided to have that to take out any uncertainty.

“He’s responded and he’s back.”