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Even though Moyes suffered a 2-1 loss when he and his team locked horns with Cardiff City some weeks ago and also only managing to get 1 point against the last team of the Premier League, the Scottish coach remains optimistic about his future with Manchester United.
“You just continue doing the right things. Keep going and your luck will change, there’s no doubt about that.”
“Everyone keeps telling me about the stats and the opportunities we had. We had plenty of chances to win the game. Football does that sometimes and we’ve got to try and make sure it doesn’t happen too often.
“There have been a few twists this season; hopefully we’ll get them our way in the future. You just continue doing the right things. Keep going and your luck will change, there’s no doubt about that’’. Moyes stated.
With Vidic, Ferdinand and Patrice Evra all leaving the club at the end of the season in the summer, things will get even tougher for Moyes as he has to replace all of these veteran defenders and they will have to search on the transfer market for players that can somehow fill in the gap left by the departing players.
If Moyes can somehow switch things around with Manchester United in the Champions League then most of the criticism and pressure he has been receiving in this season will disappear but considering all of the top tier clubs which are fighting in the Champions League, his chances on even getting into the semifinals of the European competition are slim.
It seems hard to believe that Manchester United can cope with the high profile teams that are in the Champions League if they aren’t able to secure a triumph against the relegation zone club Fulham.
Coach of Hull City, Steve Bruce is optimistic that his defender Joe Dudgeon will make a full recovery and that despite the long spell of absence from playing in the pitch and with his squad, it will not affect him when he returns.
“He’s been given the go-ahead to go back out on the grass so we’re all hoping he can make a recovery. It’s been a horrible injury he’s had but we hope now that, after a period of rest, his knee can stand up to the rigors of what’s ahead of him’’.
“If anyone can do it, then Joe’s got to be the man. If every footballer was like Joe Dudgeon, I wouldn’t have a problem in the world. He’s a terrific lad and very tough mentally. Since he first had the operation and into this season, it’s never got him down’’.
‘’He comes in every morning and just sticks with it. I just hope he gets the break he needs now.” said manager Steve Bruce.
Dudgeon signed for Hull City back in 2011 and despite having a fairly successful time with his new club, things took a huge turn when he received news that he would be unable to play for 2 years as the rehabilitation takes a substantial amount of time and in order for the player to be fully healed, that was the estimated time made by the medical staff before Dudgeon could make his return to the playing fields.
An operation had to be made due to the injury being as serious as it involved holes being drilled into the affected bone of Joe Dudgeon. A cloud of doubt surrounds the player and the club with no one being actually certain if the player will be able to be at his best or if even the rehabilitation and healing process finishes at the expected time.
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Hull city have not still loaned out defender Joe Dudgeon in order to take the player get some experience. Manager Steve Bruce has said that the loan deal has not happened yet because the player is still not fully fit. The defender suffered a knee injury 12 months ago, which led to a surgery. It has been reported that he is still feeling a little discomfort, which appears to be the reason behind the player staying at Hull.
“It’s still a bit early to send him out. His fitness is something that’s ongoing. He has good days with his knee and bad days. I don’t really want to send him out on loan until we can get him 100 per cent right in his knee and in his mind,” said Steve Bruce. The former Sunderland manager will be extremely happy with the way his team have reacted to life in the Premier league. They are expected to struggle quite significantly, but they have been able to get results due to a good defence.
Curtis Davies has been excellent for them so far this campaign, which has helped them retain their position close to the top half of the table. They have already taken four wins from the 11 matches played, while they have conceded only 14 goals during this period. This is amongst the best defensive records in the division so far. The return of Dudgeon to full fitness will only improve his defence.
The former Hull city, though, has dropped in recent weeks and this will be a concern for manager Steve Bruce. The club has managed just one win in the last five matches and this came against relegation threatened Sunderland. Prior to this match, they went on a strong run and Bruce will be targeting a similar run before Christmas.
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