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McGuire back in training

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Last Updated: 13/09/12 3:47pm

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Danny McGuire: Back in training following a knee injury

Danny McGuire: Back in training following a knee injury

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Leeds could have stand-off Danny McGuire fit and available for Saturday's play-off eliminator against Wakefield at Headingley Carnegie.

McGuire has missed the Rhinos' last four matches, including the Challenge Cup final, after damaging a knee in the home win over Widnes.

The club's long-serving playmaker has been a key absentee for coach Brian McDermott and his inclusion will come as a massive boost against Super League's form team.

Leeds also welcome back hooker Shaun Lunt, who was unable to play against his parent club in Sunday's defeat at Huddersfield, and prop Ian Kirke is also in line to play despite being knocked out in the early stages of that match.

"It has been good to have Danny McGuire back in training this week."
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"We are in good shape for this time of year," McDermott said.

"There are a number of players carrying bumps and bruises but our medical and conditioning staff are doing a great job with them and hopefully we will have everyone available this week.

"Ian Kirke has recovered well from his injury and it has been good to have Danny McGuire back in training this week.

"He is obviously a big player for us because of what he can do on the field but he is a big personality within our group and it has been good to have him with us this week."

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