Wednesday 22 November 2017

Foley fighting for game time

IRISH international Kevin Foley is hoping for a sustained period in the Wolves first team after returning to action for Mick McCarthy's men following an ankle operation.

Foley played the final hour of Wolves 0-0 draw with Birmingham in the FA Cup on Saturday after skipper Roger Johnson was forced off through injury, and the versatile defender, who has also been deployed in midfield, is looking for more action.

Foley has become a familiar feature in Giovanni Trapattoni's Irish squads and will be anxious to be on the plane for Poland and the Ukraine in June.

"It's been so long that I'm glad to have got back now and got off the bench a few times," Foley said.

"The start of the season was so frustrating for me, playing on what was half an ankle, basically.

"It's just good to be back out there not feeling like I'm carrying anything which is different to how it was at the start of the season.

"I'm still coming back and hopefully will get more game time.

"I'm playing without pain now and am just managing things like the scar tissue which the physios are working to get down.

"That's just natural and will take time to get away but hopefully it won't be long now before I'm back in my full stride."

Wolves will take on Birmingham in the replay in seven days' time and Foley is looking for his team to put together an extended cup run.

"It's good to stay in the cup and can help with confidence in the league and you never know how far you can go," he added.

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