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Ideye planning Rangers return

25 March 2015

Striker undergoing treatment to knee injury

BROWN Ideye is plotting a first team return in time for Albion's game against Queens Park Rangers.

The Baggies striker was a guest of Bristnall Hall Academy yesterday as part of a Kick It Out workshop.

Albion's game against Rangers, a week on Saturday, is our designated Kick It Out match this season, with the ex Dynamo Kyiv man hopeful of playing a part.

Ideye was recalled to the Nigeria squad for their forthcoming internationals with Uganda and South Africa but he was forced to withdraw after failing to recover from a knee injury.

He said: "I am in rehab now so hopefully I will be better before the QPR game game.

"I just have to work with the doctors and the physios and hopefully things will get better in time.

"Somebody kicked me from behind in the Stoke game and since then I’ve been getting pain.

"I spoke with the gaffer and said I didn’t think I could play so I just have to rest it and get good treatment.

"I thought I could be fit for Nigeria. I thought I could even be fit for the game at Manchester City but the game was still there and I couldn’t run so I just had to stay back instead of risking it by going to internationals and coming back.

"I just have to rest. The pain is still there but with the doctors and physios we have doing their best the should make sure I’m fit for the game."

Speaking about his enforced absence from the Nigeria s squad he added: "Every player wants to play for his country and since 2013 I haven’t had a great impact for my country so I feel bad about pulling out.

"But there are many more games ahead so I have to move forward now and forget about that."

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