VALERI Bojinov will not play again this year after-MEN.
suffering knee damage in the derby day win over United.The 21-year-old Bulgarian
fell awkwardly after a challenge with Patrice Eva and was stretchered off after
just five minutes following his surprise inclusion in the starting
line-up.Hospital scans showed damage to the cruciate ligaments and specialists
believe it will be the New Year before the striker returns to training.Bojinov,
who has only played 47 minutes football since his £6m switch from Fiorentina
last month, will return to Italy for treatment.
A real shame this as from the brief look at him this season he does look a good player, and from seeing him in Serie A on occasions he does have talent.
It is likey he won't be fully fit for some time after returning to full training so it is conceivable he could miss upto three-quarters of the season, perhaps prompting Eriksson into the transfer market.
The difficulty being though, unless he has specific targets on his radar it may be tough to get someone in just over a week - particularly with teams knowing we are in the market, and the fact that we are unlikely to be the only ones in the hunt for strikers.