“Wayne came back to us a little bit dishevelled from his England exploits,” said Phelan. “But as long as you keep your head up and keep persevering, things like this will happen. Strikers can’t score every week, much as they would like to. Hopefully now he can relax, enjoy his football and carry on from where he left off. He is not 100 per cent fit yet. He is still short on certain aspects of his game but that will come. Now he has got a couple of games with his national team and that will possibly help him.”
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