Date: 15th January 2016 at 2:09pm
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Steven Davies had made his return to first-team training, something Phil Parkinson has confirmed as he looks to make his playing return from a knee injury.

Injuries haven’t been kind to Davies in recent years with him suffering with some niggling setbacks with Bradford so far before the serious injury sustained in October when he damaged knee ligaments against Bury.

As he’s been out since October it’s highly unlikely he’ll be fit to return for the visit of Oldham on Saturday but Parkinson’s told the Official Website he’s confident enough of him returning soon enough.

‘Steve has joined in with full training today. He had a good week or so previously to this mainly with Nick Allamby (Head of Sports Performance) and doing a few football drills. He has stepped things up now by joining in with full training today. He looked great so that is obviously a positive. Steve was in the team and looking to be getting himself into some good form when he got injured so it will be great to be able to call upon him when we can.’

Josh Morris also made his return at the weekend from a long-term setback so the injured players are working their way back to fitness with Parkinson, obviously, happy with this.

Morris will again be in the squad at the weekend as will Nathan Clarke, who is back from suspension but Christopher Routis could well keep his place alongside Rory McArdle, the boss added.

‘I was pleased with Chris’s performance last weekend. His energy around the training ground is infectious and he deserved his start. He can comfortably play in defence or midfield, he has great athleticism. He played very sensibly at the back against Bury in difficult conditions.’

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