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Blaylock nearly ready to make a Star comeback, reveals Fulton

Delaney Blaylock
Delaney Blaylock
David Kelly

By David Kelly

Belfast Star coach Adrian Fulton says he is quietly confident that American Delaney Blaylock can be fit for their crunch National Cup quarter-final at the end of the month.

Blaylock suffered a knee injury two weeks ago, leaving Star reeling as the American had made a super start to the season, and it had been feared he may not return until closer to Christmas. But Fulton believes Blaylock is making good progress and his return would be a major boost.

It would also dovetail with the instant impact that new American Ben Marello has made since jetting into Belfast 12 days ago - helping Star seal their quarter-final clash with Eanna as well as top-scoring at the weekend in their All-Ireland Superleague win over Marian.

"For us to have two Americans against Eanna would be a huge boost," said Fulton.

"The signs are looking good for Delaney and I am very hopeful that he can be on the bench for the Cup game against Eanna, who are having a great season.

"The rules mean we can only have one American on the court at any time but to be able to switch between the two would obviously give us a great option.

"Ben has come in and done a great job for us. He has replaced the points we knew we needed after Delaney got injured and most importantly he has a great attitude.

"Everyone is very happy with him."

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