Damn shame about Hodge, sounds like something that just needs time.Sadly Joe has not kicked a ball for Derry City. Apparently a hairline fracture of the back was discovered and he is back in Manchester. Hopefully he won't be another rising star shot down by persistent injury issues. Interestingly ex City youth, Will Patching is now on loan at Derry City from Dundalk and provided the cross for Derry's equaliser tonight. Many here had high hopes for Patching but at 22 he has a long ladder to climb.
I remember Patching alongside Foden at 14 or 15, a tall and elegant player whose style was quite a contrast to Phil's hustle & bustle. I'd have sworn he was the same age but hopefully he can kick on.