Ryan Harley: Exeter City midfielder set for return after injury

By Brent PilnickBBC Sport
Ryan Harley
Ryan Harley's last game for Exeter City was against Bristol Rovers on 28 November

Exeter City's influential midfielder Ryan Harley is set to return to the side after two and a half months.

The 31-year-old injured his hip in training at the start of December and has missed 11 games, including two FA Cup ties with Liverpool.

Harley, who has scored five goals in 17 games this season, has been training for two weeks and played 45 minutes for Exeter's reserves earlier this week.

"We've missed him over the last couple of months," said boss Paul Tisdale.

Exeter begin a run of seven League Two games in 21 days with at trip to Wycombe on Saturday.

"He comes into a squad that's just won three games in a row and we've got a good healthy squad," Tisdale told BBC Sport.

"We'll have to pick the right moment, but you look ahead to the next three or four weeks and we've got Saturday, Tuesday, three weeks running, so a lot of games to play.

"I would be very surprised if he doesn't feature very soon."

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