BRENTFORD midfielder Adam Forshaw has backed pal Conor McAleny to recover from his injury nightmare.
The on-loan Everton forward is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a horrific leg break in Saturday's victory over Walsall.
McAleny went under the knife in London on Tuesday and will return to Goodison Park to do his rehabilitation.
Forshaw came through the Toffees ranks with the 21-year-old and insists he will bounce back stronger from his injury hell.
“I've known Conor since he was 10,” he said. “I'm absolutely gutted for him.
“He's a really good pal of mine, not just a team-mate.
“When he went down I didn't think it was that serious. I was devastated when I heard the news.
“He had an ankle injury the year before last when he was on loan at Scunthorpe, so he's having no luck at the minute.
“But he's a determined lad who loves his football. He'll definitely come back stronger and will be back on the pitch scoring goals in no time.”
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