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Howell recovering

17 October 2012

A fortnight has passed since Dean Howell went over on his right ankle just before half-time at York City.

A fortnight has passed since Dean Howell went over on his right ankle just before half-time at York City. 

The left-back has been sidelined since but is feeling stronger and close to a return to action. “My recovery is progressing really well and I’m at the point of joining in training. It’s been a good two weeks working with our physio team. “There was some ligament damage but I’ve healed really well. I very pleased with my progress and, fingers crossed, I’ll carry on the same way to recovery.” Alan Goodall has stepped in on the left side of the defence and Howell realises he must fight for his place when fit. “It’s a team game and every team member has their part to play.  It’s been frustrating for me after a good start but I’ll hopefully comeback stronger and challenge Alan.” Howell, 31, says Town have an opportunity to put last weekend’s home reversal behind them when in action again at Highbury this Saturday. “No game is easy and Wycombe showed that last week. We’ve played a few teams down at the bottom and results haven’t always been the best. It’s no different this Saturday with Wimbledon being down there. They have a new manager and the players will be hungry to impress. “Every game is difficult in this league and we must make home advantage show.” Howell is joined on the injury list by skipper Steve McNulty (calf ), right-back Shaun Beeley (thigh) and Andy Mangan (knee). The striker was on the score sheet in Tuesday's practice game against Blackpool at Highbury but was unable to continue after 30 minutes.  Anthony Barry remains a long-term injury concern with a knee problem.     Tickets for the visit of AFC Wimbledon are available all this week by calling 01253 775080, through the website or visiting the club shop which is open all week 9am – 5pm (match day 9am to kick-off at 3pm). Come along and enjoy the exclusive atmosphere in the Parkside Suite – open to home and away supporters. Hospitality is £45 per person, includes: - A three-course meal by award-winning Twelve Restaurant of Thornton - Matchday programme - Seat on the Parkside balcony - Exclusive pay bar  A box for 12 people (£600, plus VAT) includes: - A three-course meal by award winning Twelve Restaurant of Thornton - Match day programme - Seat on the Parkside balcony - Waitress service (pay bar and meal)  For information, click on Fleetwood Hospitality and to book a place, click on Town bookings.

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