BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport
Former Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod has been praised for having ‘exemplary application and attitude’ amid his nightmare 13-month battle with injury.
The Scotland Under-21 cap is hoping he is finally nearing a full debut for Brentford a year after joining the English Championship outfit.
Macleod made the switch to Griffin Park last January as he was recovering from a serious hamstring strain.
After a series of run outs for the Bees development squad, Macleod then suffered a set-back in November.
But the highly-rated youngster is once again on the verge of a long-awaited debut and Brentford Head of Medical Neil Greig lauded Macleod for refusing to let his head drop.
Greig said: “Lewis has trained well and his fitness continues to improve after what has been a long and complicated road to recovery.
“Along with Lewis, we will decide as a group of staff the most appropriate point to introduce him to first team games, based on ongoing monitoring of his objective markers and his football performances in training.
“Lewis’ application and attitude has been exemplary to date and he will thoroughly deserve his chance when it arrives.”