Marland Yarde to be offered new Sale contract having rediscovered scoring touch after rehabilitating knee injury alongside pal Danny Welbeck
- Marland Yarde was out of action for a year with a horrific injury to his knee
- He worked hard on rehabilitation alongside Watford striker Danny Welbeck
- ‘We pushed each other along and we still speak now’, he said of the rehab
- Before coronavirus interrupted season, Yarde had found his scoring touch
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Marland Yarde is set to be offered a new contract by Sale after his rehabilitation work with Danny Welbeck paid off.
The England winger was out of action for a year with an horrific knee injury but rediscovered his scoring touch before the Premiership was brought down by coronavirus.
His contract with Sale runs out this summer though Sportsmail understands the 27-year-old is likely to sign a new deal in the coming days.
Marland Yarde (right) has been in superb scoring form since coming back from injury
‘We’re hopeful that we’ll get it sorted with Marland,’ Sale coach Steve Diamond.
During his period on the sidelines, Yarde flew out to America to work with reconditioning specialist Bill Knowles. And his visit happened to coincide with that of Watford striker Welbeck, who was also undergoing rehabilitation.
‘Seeing Bill Knowles in Philadelphia was massively helpful,’ said Yarde. ‘Danny Welbeck was out there too and he was my training partner for two weeks. It was quite cool to train with someone from a different sport who was going through an injury. We pushed each other along and we still speak now.’
Despite players currently being forced to stay at home, clubs are still working on finalising contracts for next season.
Yarde worked with Danny Welbeck (pictured) when he was also at the same specialist
Yarde is to be offered a new deal having successfully come back from a year out
Exeter on Wednesday announced a new deal for England prop Ben Moon and the 30-year-old suggested that he will see out his career at Sandy Park.
‘Obviously, I’m delighted,’ said Moon. ‘To be at one club your whole career is pretty rare these days. Luckily for me, I’ve been part of a brilliant journey — one which I know has plenty of miles still to go.’
Meanwhile, No 8 Billy Vunipola has vowed to stay with Saracens despite their imminent relegation to the Championship.
‘It’s time for me to dig my heels in and scrap with the boys and hopefully come up next year,’ Vunipola told RugbyPass. ‘I’m definitely staying.’
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