“He’s not training with the team at the moment -- he’s training on his own but he feels good. He’s doing some running and strength work, strengthening of the shoulder area with light weights and things like that.”
Dunne remains on target to make a Premier League return with Villa ahead of the European Championships in Poland this summer.
Teenager Craig Forrester scored a wonder goal as St. Patrick’s Athletic hammered league champions Shamrock Rovers 5-1 in the Dublin derby on Friday night. Forrester and Christy Fagan scored two goals each as Rovers lost in the league for the first time this season.
Sligo went top of the table thanks to a 2-1 win over Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds with Drogheda now joint second after a 1-0 victory at Monaghan United.
Dinny Corcoran scored Bohemian’s first goal of the season as they beat Cork City 1-0 at Dalymount Park. Derry drew 0-0 with UCD and Dundalk and Shelbourne shared the spoils at Oriel Park.
WOLVES winger Stephen Hunt expects to return to training in a fortnight after more surgery on a persistent groin injury . . .
IRELAND’S ladies lost a vital European Championship qualifier 2-0 to Scotland in Edinburgh last week . . .
REPORTS in England say Southampton want to buy Irish striker Kevin Doyle from Wolves in the summer for a fee in the region of $7 million.