Megan Campbell is staying positive, as she continues her rehab from a serious knee injury.
The Republic of Ireland and Manchester City defender ruptured the ACL in her right knee last November.
She joined Jamie Moore on this morning's Now That’s What I Call Sport.
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“I’ve gone to step with my right foot to then tackle with my left and unfortunately my right knee didn’t bend, which ended up in a tear in my ACL”, she said.
“It was very painful at the time. It’s a long road to recovery, but I’ve done it before and I know for certain I can do it again”.
“I’m just gonna work hard and use every asset I have at (Manchester) City to get myself back on the pitch as soon as possible”.
The Irish defender is widely known for her long throws, which has drawn comparisons with former Ireland international Rory Delap.
“A great asset to have, but not one that I want to use as much as I do”, she admitted.
“You don’t want to be seen as that one dimensional team with just a long throw in.”
“We are good enough with our feet”.
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One man that looks to make good use of that trait is Ireland women’s manager Colin Bell, whose side is in impressive form in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
“I think if you had’ve said to us before the start of the tournament you’re gonna have 7 points going into the New Year, three games in, any one of us would’ve taken that with both hands”.
“It’s honestly been something I’ve never expected but it’s great to see because we’ve such a young squad”.
“The emphasis went on our positivity as a team and our togetherness and willingness to work for each other and do everything in order to get the result”.
Also on the show this morning we had Ireland’s only professional bowler Chris Sloan, Leinster coach Leo Cullen, captain Isa Nacewa and Sean Cronin on their impressive away win at Montpellier and Martin O’Neill, Keith Andrews and John Delaney on O'Neill's contract saga.
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Campbell was speaking at the launch of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme, with a pop up training session at Scoil Mhuire CBS, Dublin, where former Republic of Ireland footballer and past pupil, Keith Andrews and current Republic of Ireland women's footballer, Megan Campbell provided a coaching masterclass to students from Scoil Mhuire CBS and St Vincent de Paul’s Girls NS.
The five-a-side school blitzes are open to boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class, and puts emphasis on fun and inclusivity. Register for the SPAR5s by February 9th at www.fai.ie/primary5