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The road to fitness.

Good news today in that City's long term injured trio of Geert de Vliiger, Sun Jihai and Trevor Sinclair are all on the road to recovery.
The trio, who between them missed virtually all of last season have apparantly worked hard all summer and are expected to return for pre-season training.
One player who has had a setback however though is Nicky Weaver. Weaver, who himself is no stranger to long term injury woes finally made a return to action last season in the reserves before making his first team return during the Boro game which saw David James play as a makeshift striker. Unfortunately, Weaver broke a bone in his wrist at the end of season which it was hoped would fuse together over the summer. However, he now faces minor surgery which rules him out of pre season and sees him possibly slip down to number 3 in the pecking order.
While it's fair to say Weaver did not do himself many favours earlier in his career when he first hit the headlines, he has fought back bravely from injury which would have wrecked many players careers.
I think though that once he overcomes this setback he needs regular first team football to get his career back on track this season. With David James entrenched as number 1, we can afford to let Weaver go out on loan for the season to a Championship side, especially with de Vliiger back to full fitness to reside on the bench for the season.
Hopefully, with a full first team season under his belt, he can then come back to City the year after to put pressure on David James to eventually reclaim the number 1 spot and fulfill the potential that he showed when he first broke through into the side.