Yannick Bolasie has returned to first-team training after almost a full year out with a bad knee injury while Ross Barkley is close to making his own return.
The Congolese winger underwent two surgeries earlier this year to repair a ruptured cruciate ligament and damage to the meniscus in his knee and has been escalating his training over the past couple of months.
Bolasie trained with the Under-23s last week and joined the first team today to a "warm round of applause" from his team-mates according to the club.
"We had a light session this morning and [Yannick] trained with us and it was great to see him out there with the first team this morning," David Unsworth said in his press conference today.
He has missed almost a year on the sidelines with the injury but he is not expected to return to full action for another month.
Barkley, meanwhile, could be back on the pitch for the Blues next month as Unsworth provided an update on his situation following surgery of his own.
"James McCarthy [and] Ross [are] maybe a couple of weeks away," the caretaker boss said, "so they're starting to filter back in.
"There's still some conditioning work to be done with all those players but it's nice to see them back out on the grass. We need those players back as quickly as possible because they're top players."
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1 Posted 22/11/2017 at 15:25:22
2 Posted 22/11/2017 at 15:54:57
3 Posted 22/11/2017 at 16:18:05
4 Posted 22/11/2017 at 16:34:45
Is it too late for Yannick to be charged with feigning an injury? :)
Good luck to him. Deserves to get back on his feet soon.
5 Posted 22/11/2017 at 16:57:45
6 Posted 22/11/2017 at 17:04:20
Fingers crossed, Yannick.
7 Posted 22/11/2017 at 18:05:45
While not a world beater, the biggest problem is a lack of pace and wingers, so it's just what the team needs.
8 Posted 22/11/2017 at 19:16:48
9 Posted 22/11/2017 at 19:25:39
10 Posted 22/11/2017 at 23:40:30
These players, Yannick, Ross and Macca are of a higher quality than than the players we have bought in. I'm sure we were supposed to buy better to improve. But what would I know.
11 Posted 25/11/2017 at 00:39:04
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