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Emo Can't Wait To Get Back On The Pitch

One half of the Australian connection at Rovers, Brett Emerton is finally about to make his first team return after suffering his first serious injury... ever!

Sas and Retros' boy (not literally) was crocked during an isolated incident away at Middlesbrough last February and has been out of action ever since - but now he's back.

And on a personal level, he can't wait to get back on the pitch.

Brett Emerton speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire - 'It was the first major injury of my career and it took time to sink in.

'It's been a good road to recovery. I feel fit and strong and as good as ever,' the 30-year-old added.

'I thought I'd just twisted my knee at first. It wasn't until the following day that I went for a scan and found out that it was my cruciate.

'I was very surprised at first that it was something so serious.'

Adding to his woe, Brett felt the most frustrating part of his absence was not being able to make an impact on the relegation run in last season.

Emo continued - 'I hated every minute of it. The boys did a fantastic job at the back end of last season,' he said.

'I went home for the surgery and spent two months in Australia. I didn't watch too many of the games to be honest because I couldn't bear to.

'The boys dug in and put in some great performances and I thank them for that because now we get to play in the Premier League again.'

From my point of view it is great to have Brett Emerton back on the pitch in blue and white. At the start of his Rovers career he was a trier, but a frustrating one as he was weak in the tackle and wasteful with the ball... but not anymore.

Last season he was a bull and one of Rovers best players. Now he's back I am confident he will continue in the same way and we will be much better off for it.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 10 2009

Time: 8:52AM

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It will be so good to get theman back on the pitch as he has a quality that very few Rovers players have - pace.
Mikey D
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10/09/2009 08:54:00

oh yes this is great news. missed his crosses!
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10/09/2009 09:42:00

Happy days. Brill player.. id go as far to say, he would be my prefered choice to our old david bentley on the RW. Come on Emo!
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10/09/2009 10:19:00

my baby!!!!!! almost their game at a time!!!
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10/09/2009 11:44:00

IS he due back against Wolves?
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10/09/2009 11:45:00

i think i am going to cry... *sniffs*... hold it together... hold it together
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10/09/2009 13:34:00

Great news. Brett was easily our best player last season until he was injured. He gives us loads more options all over the pitch.
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10/09/2009 15:15:00

Best news yet this season, great player adds balance to the midfield and can slot in at RB when needed.
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10/09/2009 18:22:00

We can't wait for you to be back on the pitch either Emo!!
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11/09/2009 09:08:00

Emerton is just absolute quality and can play rite back, rite midfield, centre midfield, can tackle, has a great cross and play the killer pass as well, not a bad player to be getting back into the team.....lets hope he can play for the rest of the season....
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11/09/2009 10:57:00

bugger of retro, emo is mine!!!! all the way from sydney he is...just like cahill!!! what has perth produced?? lolllllll
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12/09/2009 07:30:00

bobby despotovski?
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12/09/2009 08:03:00

lollllllllllllll aight u can have despotovski hahahahaha
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13/09/2009 00:56:00

hahaha now if only i can claim Grella...
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13/09/2009 09:11:00

Alright lads its not child paternity wars!! lol. Walker had this with Derbyshire a few years back!
Mikey D
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13/09/2009 10:53:00

no grella is also mine lollll u can have the next aussie that comes long as it aint bresciano lol
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13/09/2009 15:01:00

ha ha u lot are funny!!!!
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15/09/2009 00:06:00


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