Conor McGrandles back on track with Norwich City after setback in his injury recovery
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The long road to recovery is finally coming to an end for Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles.
The 21-year-old was signed from Falkirk in August 2014 having made 82 senior appearances as a teenager and made his Canaries debut as a substitute in a 6-1 win over Millwall.
However that remains his only senior appearance after suffering a double leg break when back on loan with Falkirk last season. He started making his way back with City's U23s in December but had to come off in a 4-3 win over Aston Villa in January with shin soreness.
The Scot returned to action on Wednesday night though, coming on in the 71st minute of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton U23s.
'He had a little bit of soreness after his double leg break so we had to just ease off him for a little bit,' U23s boss Dmitri Halajko explained. 'I thought he came on for us and made a real difference for us at a real testing time.
'He showed his experience, he showed his quality, won crucial headers, crucial tackles and showed a calmness on the ball when it was needed, so he was definitely a big impact on the result.
'He'll be back in contention now, the idea was to get him somewhere between 40 and 20 minutes and see if he gets through that, which he has done,
'Hopefully there will be no reaction and then they've got three games in seven days I think so he'll be available now for those.'
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