Kerry star, David Clifford is in line for a shock return to the Kingdom side for this weekend’s sold out clash with Mayo at Austin Stack Park.
According to Kerry manager, Peter Keane, Clifford is not far away from making his 2019 bow after undergoing shoulder surgery in the off-season.
Clifford is not the only Kingdom scoring machine who is close to a return as Keane also stated that 2014 Footballer of the Year, James O’Donoghue, is close to a return.
“James trained last Friday night with us,” said Keane, via the 42.ie.
“He is close enough and will be training again this Wednesday night so we will be in a better position than to evaluate both players.”
It’s not all sunshine and roses, however, for the Kingdom as Keane also confirmed that David Moran and Paul Geaney will miss this weekend’s crunch tie against James Horan’s side.
“Paul Geaney has had a procedure done on his back and will not available on Saturday night or probably for our trip to Roscommon and the same applies to David Moran who has tendinitis,” said Keane.
Kerry go into the game having won five games in a row, however, Keane was clear in his assessment that this was not the aim for the Allianz Football League began, the aim was to simply put a competitive team together.
“We are reasonably happy to have five games won but ultimately that was not the plan,” added Keane.
“It was not the plan to win five games, or to lose five games, it was to try and put a team together and so far so good. Ultimately we just wanted to put a team together because it was new to us at senior level and the players were new to us.”