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Jimmy Ryan Gives a Fitness Update

26 January 2015

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Spireites midfielder Jimmy Ryan gives an update on his current injury status and developments concerning his new contract.

After feeling pain in his groin during training on Christmas Eve Ryan sat out a week's worth of games, and while the problem is still not fully resolved, the midfielder is feeling comfortable again.

"My groin's feeling good at the moment," said Ryan. "I feel I'm back to full fitness now.

"We thought it was a strain at first, but we had it scanned and it wasn't that. They don't think it's a hernia, they think it's just something in my hip, but it has settled down now. 

"The specialist thinks it should take two to three weeks to heal, with playing on it it might be a bit longer, but it feels like it's healed quite well now."

Ryan went on to explain how the issue has developed and seems to be improving.

He said: "When I was coming off the bench with it, that's when I was struggling a bit, but once I got back in the side against Swindon I felt it a little bit but it wasn't too bad - then against Derby it was okay.

"For the first week we were treating something that wasn't the problem, we were treating the area that was hurting. It makes everything a bit unsure in your own mind because you go out to warm up and play and you don't know what it is.

"Fitness is the main part of football now and the game goes quickly from end to end. Luckily I'm quite a fit lad anyway, so I worked with Rodger [Wylde] and Shinner [Shane Nicholson] so managed to stay quite fit."

Ryan was also able to explain his current contract situation at the club. 

"I'm still in talks with the gaffer now," said Ryan. "It's still early days. It's nothing drastic, it just doesn't get sorted out overnight.

"I love it here, I love playing football here and there's no plan in process to do anything else.

"The gaffer said a few times this week that he wants to move the club forward and it's ready to go up again. With the ground we've got everything and we play good football so it's all going in the right direction."

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