Dave Posted February 17, 2009 Share Posted February 17, 2009 http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1559966,00.html Exclusive: Beye Sets Sights On Toon Return By Craig Hope HABIB Beye has told Newcastle United fans that he is itching to get back in action and help the Magpies continue their climb away from the top-flight trapdoor. The Senegal ace suffered ankle ligament damage during the 2-1 defeat at Wigan on Boxing Day following a reckless challenge from Latics midfielder Lee Cattermole. But, having now discarded his crutches and protective boot, Beye is stepping up his comeback bid at the club's North Tyneside headquarters. And while a first-team return may be at least eight weeks away, the former Marseille skipper is hopeful of lending his weight to United's survival cause for what could be a decisive final month of the season. "I've now started my recovery and I can do some work with my ankle on the bike and also some boxing," Habib told nufcTV in an exclusive interview. "I hope to be back training in about five weeks but I don't want to rush things because it was a bad injury. "I want to come back with a solid ankle so if I have to wait a little bit longer then so be it. "Myself and the Doc decided not to have surgery and he has done a great job with me and my ankle feels good." But Beye admits it was a difficult period in the New Year as he limped into training each day only to watch his team-mates head out to continue their preparations for the next match. "When you come into training on your crutches every day and you see your team-mates going out to training it's hard," he added. "But now I'm a part of the team because when you have crutches and you do nothing you think you are nothing! "It's good to have my boot off so I can come back into training and sweat a little bit. "I have to work hard and the hard work is still ahead of me, but I'm very happy to be back working towards playing again. "Three months out is a long time and I just can't wait to be back." Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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