McGrath return boosts Rowett

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett is delighted to have captain

John McGrath back from his long-term foot injury.

The 32-year-old midfielder made his return to action for the

club’s reserves, completing 71 minutes of the match against

Shrewsbury on Tuesday night.

McGrath had been out of action since February after suffering a

torn ligament in his foot during a league game against Swindon and

could now be involved in the FA Cup tie at home against Altrincham

at the weekend.

“It will be brilliant to have him back,” Rowett told the Burton


“Everyone finds it difficult when they are out injured, but

especially someone who lives for Saturdays, like Macca does.

“But he has taken it on the chin and he has worked really