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Brisbane's Murdocca on verge of return

Brisbane Roar midfielder Massimo Murdocca is on the verge of a return to action after recovering from a broken leg he sustained in pre-season.

The 25-year old has failed to take the pitch so far this season but is likely to have a run with the Roar's youth side this weekend in a bid to get some match practice so he can return to the first team as soon as possible.

"I'm hoping to get 45 minutes for the youth league side (against Central Coast Mariners) this weekend and that would give me a real boost," Murdocca told today.

"I'm back in training with the boys but I can feel my sharpness and my turning still has a way to go. Matty (McKay) says he's looking forward to having me back in there and that obviously gives you a boost."

Murdocca admits that injuries are part and parcel of the industry he is in and says the only way to get over them is to work hard and look to the future.

"You are going to get injured in this profession at some point. You have to take injuries on the chin," he added.

"I broke a leg just before the Under 17 World Cup earlier in my career and missed out on that.

"You just have to pick yourself up and move on."

Andrew Slevison
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