Tyrone manager Mickey Harte believes Philip Jordan will return to action in the Ulster championship,despite continued doubts surrounding the players future.
Last week it was reported that the defender had retired from inter-county football, but this was quickly denied and Jordan was named on the Tyrone panel for their league encounter with Meath. However, the player did not train last week and was not part of the Tyrone squad that travelled to Pairc Tailteann,once again leading to questions regarding his future with the county side.
In conversation with TV3 Gaelic Games correspondent Kieran McSweeney, Mickey Harte said:
“I’d like to think he will [be back] yeah. He’s taking a bit of a break at the minute but my information would suggest that he will be playing this summer. We need that; people like Philip Jordan who was an All Star last year, who keeps himself in fantastic shape, who’s been a very good player over a long number of years for Tyrone.”