Vital Football

Latest Ipswich Town News

McGoldrick Steps Up His Rehab

McGoldrick Steps Up His Rehab

David McGoldrick will step up his rehabilitation next week as he works with world renowned specialist Bill Knowles in the US.

The strength and conditioning coach will be working with him to try and aide his recovery from the knee problems he sustained last season, as having torn his medial knee ligament in the match against Blackpool in February, he was then close to a return before he suffered cartilage damage that required surgery and both injuries conspired to bring an early end to his season.

Having undergone the initial rehabilitation work at Ipswich, he will now travel to Philadelphia for the next step of his recovery as we bid to get him fit as close to the start of the season as we can.

Knowles has previously worked with Tiger Woods, Jonny Wilkinson, Frank Lampard and Mario Balotelli, so Didz will be in very good hands indeed.

Physio Matt Byard told the Official Site.

'This will give Didz the opportunity to have an intense week of rehabilitation with an internationally renowned strength and conditioning coach. We have been working closely with a specialist in London, Andy Williams, and it's on his recommendation that Didz is going to the States. I spoke to the manager about it and what we wanted to do. He spoke to the owner and straightaway came back and said we had to go ahead, which is obviously great to receive that support.'

Byard goes on to say that when McGoldrick returns from America and his week long course, the club will follow the same programme with him for another week and Knowles will provide us with all the details for that, with obviously any tweaks needed following his face to face time with him, so he'll be remaining at the training ground to continue his recovery as opposed to travelling with the team to Ireland which should be more beneficial for his recovery.

'Everything has gone according to plan in terms of his recovery and the timeframe that is involved, which we set as soon as we knew Didz would need the cartilage operation.'

That timeframe will obviously see him miss out trip to Ireland and most definitely the West Ham game, but they are very hopeful he can start playing a part in our later pre season friendlies with the aim of having him at least in contention and fully fit for the opening game of the campaign, even if he's a week or so behind everybody else in terms of match sharpness.

Vital Ipswich on: facebook
Vital Ipswich on: twitter

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing

Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday June 26 2014
Time: 6:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Ipswich Town Articles

Mick McCarthy Will Always Be His Own Man

Whatever we care to say about the gaffer, one thing is for sure. Mick McCarthy will always be his own man.

Match Day Officials v Newcastle (22/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this Saturday.

Ipswich Await Another Huge Reality Check!

The game at St James's Park this saturday afternoon will tell us a lot about our own limitations, as well perhaps, as Newcastle's?

Freddie Sears Finally Breaks His Goal Duck

Town had not won a game in October and nor had they scored but last night everything went right and Town collected all three much needed points.

Archived Vital Ipswich Articles

Vital Ipswich articles from

Site Journalists

Frank Weston
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

What will be the result on Saturday?
Suggested By: Absolute Reality
Home win60%
Away win20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 14 6 5 3 23 3
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Burton 14 4 5 5 17 0
14 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
15 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
16 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
17 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
18 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
19 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Ipswich Town Results (view all)

Ipswich Town Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 19 2016 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 3:00PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Bristol City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

1.colin powley1
The Vital Football Members League