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Bojinov set to return

Valeri Bojinov is continuing to make good progress in his recovery from the knee injury he suffered in August's derby.

The Bulgarian striker, signed from Fiorentina in the summer, was stretchered off after just six minutes of his first starting appearance for the Blues with cruciate ligament damage sustained when he landed awkwardly from an aerial challenge.

Surgery on the injury was a success, and City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has given an update on the situation with the 21-year-old.

"The latest is that I have seen the report from the doctor who operated on him in Rome, and it looks very good.

"You never know with such a big operation, but if everything goes as we hope he might be back in light training in late November or early December.

"So far it looks very good, but you can’t rush a player after an operation like that, so it’s very important that you don’t start too early." -mcfc.co.uk