McGeehan ahead of schedule but unlikely to return for Luton

Cameron McGeehan receives treatment against Portsmouth

Cameron McGeehan receives treatment against Portsmouth

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Hatters midfielder Cameron McGeehan is ahead of schedule as he continues to recover from a broken leg suffered against Portsmouth in early January.

The 21-year-old is now out of his cast and can be seen walking freely around the training ground without the aid of crutches, as when asked for an update on his recuperation, Luton boss Nathan Jones said: “It’s going very well. He’s ahead of schedule and on what we call the AlterG machine now which is a running machine that takes part of your body weight.

“So he’s jogging now at 50 per cent of his body weight, so it’s very, very good and he’s recovering very, very quickly.

“He’s probably slightly ahead of schedule, but safely on schedule to come back and make a full, full recovery and be very strong in doing that.”

McGeehan had netted 11 goals before his injury struck, and Jones admitted the side have definitely missed his ability to pop up in the area at just the right time, as he continued: “Of course, we’ve just missed his goals more than anything, it’s a similar team but he nicks goals for us, key goals.

“We’ve scored in almost every game, clean sheets have been a slight issue, but we can score goals regularly.

In terms of risking him and pushing him back, I think the cons far outweigh the pros on that.

Nathan Jones

“We just need to put teams to bed, be a bit more clinical and then see things out.”

However, when asked if he thought McGeehan would make a playing return before the season was out, Jones added: “It will be unlikely that he did as even if he got back for two games for example, would it be worth it taking a risk with a wonderful young player just to get back in?

“It’s not like he’s going to go out and play half heartedly, we can’t afford that anyway.

“So it’s probably unlikely. If he comes back and he’s training with us, we’re at the new training ground, he gets to integrate, then that will be brilliant, be a big lift for the group as well.

“But in terms of risking him and pushing him back, I think the cons far outweigh the pros on that.”