Date: 26th February 2014 at 2:23pm
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Injured skipper Dean Leacock has said he hopes to be back in action by the time the game against Leyton Orient ticks around at Meadow Lane on March 8th.

The defender has been out with a torn quadricep in his left thigh which he sustained in the game against Peterborough United, but he’s been worked hard behind the scenes and he’s told the Official Site that he can’t wait to return and get back on the pitch and hopefully help County out of the relegation battle.

‘It’s one of those things where I just want to get back out there because in this situation we’re in we need everyone possible available. We’ve got a few coming back now, with Gary Liddle and Mustapha Dumbuyu getting there.’

Leacock goes on to credit the performances of Manny Smith and Alan Sheehan in the centre of defence since he’s been out so he knows he faces a bit of a battle to get his starting place back when he is fit and in contention, but his return, along with others, will give manager Shaun Derry move options as we head into our final games.

With our recent performances and results, ignoring the few hiccups, Leacock also says that he has every faith and confidence that this side can avoid the drop this season because we have performed reasonably well in some very tough games so it’s about ensuring that we get the points we need from games we can expect to get something out of now.