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'Offord Is Through His Development Stage Now'

7 April 2021

Boss pleased to have talented youngster back fit for run-in.

Luke Offord made a successful return to first team action when completing 90 minutes of the club’s 2-0 win over MK Dons.

Offord was withdrawn in stoppage time at Stadium MK for Donervon Daniels after recently returning from a hamstring injury. The 21-year-old suffered a grade 3 hamstring injury against Bristol Rovers back in January, but he has worked hard during his rehabilitation to return ahead of schedule.

The Chichester-born defender had made 25 appearances this season before the injury and boss David Artell says that it good to have the versatile player back for the remaining eight games of the season.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Luke has been a first team player for just over a year now and he is now at a performance level rather than a development one. He has had that period of development in the first team and come through it.

“He is now performance ready and has to find that level of consistency again which saw him really establish himself in the team. He got in the team back in January last year and did exceptionally well until the season was curtailed.

“He started the season really well again before he was injured and he now has eight games to finish the season strongly once again. It is always great to have good players available again and Luke is certainly one of them.”  

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