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Villa's Ireland will play through the pain

October 24, 2012
By Ian Edwards
Stephen Ireland will continue to play through the pain of a wrist injury to help Paul Lambert find a solution to the problems at Aston Villa.

Ireland, 26, is a little over three weeks into a six-week recovery period for the broken bone in his wrist, but returned for the 1-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday after being given clearance to play in a lightweight cast.

The midfielder is still in pain, but has set his sights on playing against Norwich City at the weekend as manager Lambert ...

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