BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Former Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is closing in on making his long-awaited debut for Brentford following a nightmare ten months on the sidelines.
The 21-year-old can finally see light at the end of the tunnel in his bid to regain match fitness after sustaining a troublesome hamstring tear playing for Rangers in last December’s Petrofac Training Cup defeat at Alloa.
Despite the injury, Macleod was signed by then Bees manager Mark Warburton a month later in a £850,000 deal before then aggravating the problem when he tripped over a ‘twig’ at training.
However, Warburton’s successor Marinus Dijkhuizen is hopeful of having the Scotland Under-21 cap at his disposal in the coming weeks.
Dijkhuizen said: “He’s getting better, he’s been training with the group.
“I hope he’ll play with the under-21s in a week or two. He’s looking good. He has a lot of qualities and he’s on the way back.”