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DIXON BLOW

Posted on 25 September 2006  - 12:00

Terry Dixon faces a spell on the sidelines after dislocating his knee on Academy duty.

Terry Dixon faces a spell on the sidelines after dislocating his knee on Academy duty.

The highly-rated young striker – recently called into the full Republic of Ireland squad – suffered the setback in our league match against Norwich City.

Terry has since undergone surgery to stabilise the knee and, as Academy manager John McDermott explained, he expects the 16-year-old to make a full recovery.

John said: “Terry had his operation last week and the surgeons were very happy.

“I spoke to him before the operation and we know this will be a tough time for him. He’ll be in the gym, away from the training pitch where he excels and it’s a mental challenge for him now to rebuild the strength in the knee.

“He’ll do it though - he’s determined and although he’ll have his ups and downs, he’ll get through it.”