The Republic of Ireland U21 defender is recovering from a broken leg suffered on-loan at Bradford City.
â€śJohn is progressing,â€ť he said.
â€śHeâ€™s going well. Itâ€™ll be pre-season before we see him back again but weâ€™ll want to extend his contract anyway, if thatâ€™s the case just to give him every chance and to show weâ€™re behind him, as it were. Itâ€™s been devastating for him. He went down there (to Bradford), he had the choice of two or three clubs, heâ€™s going fine in the games, the reports have been decent and then suddenly he gets injured. And look at what happened to them.
â€śHeâ€™s had a tough time. His father died not long ago so itâ€™s been a pretty tough year for him. If heart and desire are anything to go he will cake-walk it (his career) â€“ weâ€™ll just see how he comes back from this now.â€ť