Hartlepool star Neil Austin says fiancée helped him through injury crisis

Neil Austin has been nursed through his injury woes by his wife-to-be.
Neil Austin has been nursed through his injury woes by his wife-to-be.

GROOM-TO-BE Pools ace Neil Austin admits this season’s injury exile certainly tested the patience of fiancée Victoria.

The pair will tie the knot in Cyprus next month before celebrating their marriage with Austin’s team-mates at a reception in their home town of Barnsley.

But the 27-year-old, who has signed a new deal at Victoria Park, told SportMail his other half did well to resist kicking him into touch during his three-month spell on the sidelines with a torn calf muscle.

“That three months out was a test for the marriage arrangements and I feel for my fiancée and kids because I’ve not been in the best of moods,” he laughed.

“Because we both live up North with no family around, it was doubly hard for us.

“It’s been an absolute nightmare and the longest I’ve ever been out.”

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