Sport24.co.za | Smalling focusing on strong finish to season


Sport24.co.za | Smalling focusing on strong finish to season
  1. Sport24.co.za | Smalling focusing on strong finish to season
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    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is ready for a strong second-half of the…
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Cape Town - Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is ready for a strong second half of the season as his side prepare for the first leg of League Cup semifinal against Hull City on Tuesday.

A toe injury in October kept the England defender out of action for 12 games at the end of last year and Smalling is now focused on putting a difficult spell behind him.

"I think the more games (I get) the better," Smalling told the reporters.

"I am always one that would rather play than train. We are looking forward to it and obviously the last eight or nine weeks we have been getting that consistency."

The 27-year-old, who only made his second start since October 23 against Reading last weekend, insisted that he needed time on the sidelines to recover from his injury and that he has full support of manager Jose Mourinho.

"I think it's nice when the manager wants you out there to play. I try to push myself to the limit all the…

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