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Darlington Nagbe set to return against Montreal Impact

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On the mend and could start Saturday

MLS: Sporting KC at Portland Timbers Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Darlington Nagbe seems to be on the mend and is expected to be in the starting XI when the Portland Timbers take on the Montreal Impact on Saturday. He’s missed two straight matches with a hamstring injury. He returned to full training this week, after joining the team for training late last week.

Timbers coach Caleb Porter says that Nagbe will travel and should be healthy enough to take the pitch on Saturday.

"He's close," Porter said. "He'll travel. We think he'll play."

- Caleb Porter; Source: Oregon Live

Portland now, with the return of Nagbe is almost a healthy squad. Backup keeper Jeff Attinella is still out with a hamstring issue as is defender Chance Myers.

Come Saturday Porter should be able to put out his first choice starting lineup to take on the Impact who are in the basement of the Eastern Conference. The Timbers currently sit in 3rd in the Western Conference, only 4 points off leaders Sporting Kansas City.