Date: 30th October 2017 at 3:31pm
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Good news! As James May might say.

Alex Pritchard is set for a return to first team training during next month`s international break, with a view to being fit to play in mid-December.

As I`m sure you will remember, Pritch got injured in a pre-season “friendly” game at Cambridge United, a match that also saw Timm Klose carried off and Pritchard hasn`t played since.

It was thought he wouldn`t be able to resume training until January, although the player himself was quick to correct Daniel Farke a month or so ago when Farke gave that January update. Pritchard tweeted that he would be back in mid-November and it seems he`s on track to make that as reported by the Pink ‘Un

“Alex will probably return to team training during the international break,” said Farke.

“We hope he can be back in the second week. That does not mean after one or two sessions he is back and can start playing. But after two or three weeks maybe some minutes in games. Because Pritchard has been out for so long, he won`t be able to play straight away. He won`t be 100pc but then we can look to have him starting games from mid-December or January. The situation has improved.”

The former Spurs attacking midfielder has been badly missed, having finished last season as a stand out performer in the City team then managed by Alan Irvine. He can play in any of the three positions behind the lone striker in the currently used 4-2-3-1 formation favoured by Farke and should increase our attacking options dramatically.


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