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    The ties between Dundee and Sunderland continue as Andrew Davies uses Sunderland's faculties to help aid him in his recovery from injury.

    Many people could be forgiven if they have forgotten that we signed former Ross County and Hartlepool defender during the January transfer window. The big centre-half broke his foot just days after signing for Dundee back in January in a bounce game against St Johnstone.

    The Dundee Boss has revealed that Andrew Davies rehab is being helped after Sunderland boss Jack Ross granted him use of the facilities at the Stadium of Light.

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    McIntyre said: “Dav is back running and has made a lot of progress over the last couple of weeks. “Sunderland gave us permission to use their anti-gravity machine which has helped bring him on and we are thankful to Jack for letting him use that facility for 10 days.

    “It has helped, but he is over six weeks now and I think it will be seven weeks on Thursday. He is where we expect him to be but hopefully he shaves a week off it.

    “Eight to 10 weeks was the schedule but Dav being Dav he is telling me it is going to be sooner than that because he is desperate to get out there. We don’t want any reoccurrence but it is pinned so there shouldn’t be.”

    Davies is working hard in the gym along with another injury victim, goalie Jack Hamilton who is recovering from a finger op.

    Jack Hamilton is still recovering for his operation on his finger and is currently in training along side Andrew Davies.

    McIntyre said: “Jack is coming along fine and had the wire taken out of his finger last week. He wasn’t allowed to sweat at all with it because of the type of injury it is so it heals but now he is keeping Andrew company at the moment. They have been doing a lot of work together on the bikes. They are doing a bit of running on the training ground as well and it is great to see both nearly coming back.”

    Josh Meekings is still struggling to recover from his hip surgery and looks certain to be out for the rest of the season.

    McIntyre stated: “Josh is still with the physio. He is having a real tough time of it. We have put another injection in it to see if it would help him settle because he was feeling sore again during the rehab. So we will see if that settles it down but I really feel for Josh as it has been a long road for him.

    “We just have to make sure we are there to support him.”

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