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Perch is a wolverine – my Mo takes time!

A WEEK into Movember, Nedum Onuoha’s Mo is making slow but steady progress.

Through the month of November, the QPR captain is joining people throughout the world growing moustaches to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.

Fellow defender James Perch questioned whether Onuoha would be able to grow a ‘tache in the space of a month, and the Manchester City youth product admitted: “In these early days I tend to stay in hiding until there is some sort of thickness of growth there but by next week I might have a little surprise for you with it.

“But James Perch is a wolverine so, comparatively, mine is taking a while to grow – but not everyone can shave and grow it back five minutes later!”

Joking aside, Onuoha is full of praise for the Movember movement, explaining: “The person that created this idea deserves so much credit because it becomes a talking point, and you talk about what Movember is about on the back of that.

“Every November you see people with ridiculous moustaches and now people immediately know what it’s about and what it represents.”

Onuoha is currently sidelined after suffering a torn hamstring during our fixture against Millwall two months ago.

The initial prognosis was a three-month period out, and Onuoha says his rehab is going well.

“At the moment I am just ticking off the boxes that need to be ticked off on a day-to-day and a week-to-week basis,” he said.

“I have tried to put dates on returns in the past and it doesn’t always work.

“When I come back I will make sure that I am 100 per cent ready to hopefully finish the season and, if selected, it will be great to lead the side out again.”

To help Nedum raise vital funds for men’s health, click HERE.