DEVINE TO RETURN
(Friday 7th December 2001)
Sean DevineWycombe have received a massive boost to their League aspirations this season with the news that long term injury victim Sean Devine has been given the all clear to resume full training.

Devine saw a specialist earlier this week and as expected was given the nod to return to training with the squad. He's already spent a day training and is now eyeing a return in reserve team football early in the New Year.

A relieved and delighted Devine told the Bucks Free Press that he now raring to go "There's things I still want to achieve in the game and hopefully in the second-half of the season I can start doing that by helping the lads get promotion".

It's been eighteen months since Devine last appeared in a Wycombe shirt and he's convinced that he won't have lost the scoring touch that saw him shoot to the top of scoring charts and win Player of the Season for Wycombe in 1999/2000. "I won't lose that. I was injured when I was at Barnet but still came back and scored goals. It might take me a bit of time but I'll be back".

Team-mate Steve Brown is also enthusing about the return of Devine. Writing in his regular column in the BFP he said "I was doing some shooting practice with him the other day and he doesn't look like he's been away. He was hitting the back of the net like he always has. He's a natural finisher and when we get him back fully fit again it will be just like signing a quality new player"

Lawrie Sanchez has noticed Devine in training too and said his finishing was "a different class". Sanchez is now looking at the reserve game at QPR on 2nd January as Devine's comeback date, with First Team football a few weeks later.

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