match-fitness

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match-fitness

n (Brit Sport) to regain match-fitnesswieder in gute Spielform kommen
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McGeady at least is no longer Sunderland's only specialist winger after the deadline-day signing of Callum McManaman, but the Merseysider is short of match-fitness having not played for West Bromwich Albion this season.
"I think his performance against Spurs indicated that he was getting back (to full match-fitness).
Doubts remain over club captain Phil Jagielka who is still searching for match-fitness following a hamstring injury.
Attoub was not part of the initial 30-man group named earlier this month by new coach Philippe Saint-Andre, but has been drafted in due to Castres' Luc Ducalcon's lack of match-fitness.
"He has the quality, but he needs to improve his match-fitness.
Summary: Theo Walcott is to join Stuart Pearce's England Under-21s after being overlooked for senior duty due to a lack of match-fitness.
One man cannot win a championship irishracing It will make them even harder to beat when he reaches full match-fitness. They won't be unbeatable but I can see them coasting to the League Two title jonnyg16
GREECE V SWEDEN, GROUP D, TONIGHT 7.45PM: Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is itching to play against European Championship holders Greece despite a lack of match-fitness following a knee injury.
DAVID Beckham believes Wayne Rooney's recent dip in form is the result of a lack of match-fitness and is no cause for alarm.
The Frenchman expects the club's main goalscorer Thierry Henry (right) to still be lacking in match-fitness when their third qualifying-round tie, almost certainly against Croatian side Dynamo Zagreb, rolls around.
But Lawrence concedes there are question marks over the 25-year-old's match-fitness since he has not played a competitive match for seven months.
Campbell was prepared to run a gauntlet of hate at his old club to play for his country but Sven Goran Eriksson has been told that the former Spurs skipper is well below peak match-fitness.