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McLeish: Dunne on mend

GIOVANNI Trapattoni has been handed a massive boost after Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish declared that Richard Dunne will return to action before the end of the season.

Dunne has been out of action since he sustained a broken collarbone on February 12 against former club Manchester City in the Premier League, but he will return well in time for Ireland’s Euro 2012 preparation.

“It might be holding him back that's the problem, but it's a happy problem. “I don't think he's too far away from joining the group,” McLeish said today.