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15th February 2005 21:29

McNiven ready to return

Mansfield defender Scott McNiven is poised for a surprise return to action just three months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The 26-year-old was aware of his condition before completing the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 home defeat by Macclesfield in November.

That was the last of McNiven's 18 appearances for Town to date, but after radiotherapy treatment he has now been given the all-clear and is expected to return to training after the weekend.

A club spokesman said: "Scott phoned the club on Tuesday afternoon and sounded well.

"He said his treatment had gone okay and he wanted to return to training on Monday. It's great news
Scott McNiven on the mend

With the injury situation at Field Mill seemingly showing no let up some great news came this afternoon as Scott McNiven announced that he was hoping to attend training on Monday.

Scott who has been absent since November after discovering that he a testicular abnormality has been waiting on the results of his radiotherapy treatment. And we are very pleased to say that he has telephoned the club this afternoon (Tuesday) sounding well and saying that everything has gone okay and he should be returning to Field Mill as soon as next Monday.
All at SSA are delighted at this news and continue to wish Scott well.


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