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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 12:22 GMT 13:22 UK
Goncalves joy over Hearts return
Jose Goncalves is back training with Hearts
Goncalves said he was relieved to return to action
Hearts defender Jose Goncalves has spoken of his relief after returning to action for the Tynecastle side following a six-month injury lay-off.

Goncalves, 21, played 65 minutes of a reserve game on Tuesday after battling hamstring, hip and toe injuries.

"It feels very good to be back after such a long time out," he told the club's official website.

"To play one game, to even touch the ball was all I wanted to do and I am delighted to finally return to action."

The former Portugal Under-21 international has made six first-team appearances for the Jambos.
I'm pleased to have come through the 45 minutes unscathed

Hearts striker Michal Pospisil

He signed on loan in January immediately after moving from Swiss side FC Thun to Tynecastle majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov's Lithuanian club FBK Kaunas in a 700,000 deal.

Michal Pospisil also made his comeback in the 3-1 reserve defeat by Dundee United after two months on the sidelines through injury.

The Czech striker Michal Pospisil played 45 minutes at Station Park, Forfar.

"I feel good," said the 27-year-old. "I'm pleased to have come through the 45 minutes unscathed - now I must work on my fitness."

Pospisil and Goncalves will continue their comebacks in a reserve clash against Hibernian next week.

Winger Neil McCann played the full 90 minutes at Forfar following a muscle problem as he pushes for a recall when Hearts host Kilmarnock on Saturday.

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