Stephen Irelandexpects to return to the Aston Villaside after the international break in October as he recovers from a fractured wrist.

Villa boss Paul Lambert confirmed, “Stephen has got a little crack on his wrist.

“All things going well, I think he’ll be fit after the international break. It’s not as bad as we thought it would be. He’s in plaster at the moment.

“The fans are desperate for him to do well. You can sense that. He is a really good lad.”
Soccer Shorts

SLIGO Rovers maintained their status as Airtricity League champions elect with a 4-1 win over Derry Cityat the Showgrounds on Saturday night. Drogheda got back to winning ways when they beat Shels 2-0 on Monday night while St. Pat’s hammered UCD 5-0 at Richmond Park...

IRISH striker Shane Longscored for West Brom as they secured a 1-1 draw with neighbors Aston Villa in Sunday’s Midlands derby...

IRELAND and Wolves winger Stephen Hunt won’t play again until Christmas after surgery on a hip injury...

FINN Harps manager Peter Hutton has agreed a one year extension to his current deal with the club.


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