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Injuries begin to ease

Posted: Thu 01 Nov 2012

Peter Lovenkrands

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Lee Clark says he is delighted that Blues' injury problems are finally starting to clear up.

Peter Lovenkrands (groin) returned to full training today, and barring any adverse reaction should be in the squad for Saturday's home game against Ipswich Town.

Elsewhere Pablo Ibanez (broken foot) was out on the training pitches with the development squad today, although the Tractor Boys' visit will come too soon for him to figure.

"We’re starting to get bodies back and out of the treatment room and things are looking good for us," said Clark.

"Peter Lovenkrands has come back into training today, so we’re hoping there’s no reaction there and he’ll be available for selection. Pablo Ibanez joined in with the development group today, but won’t be available for Saturday. But it’s great to have him back on the training ground after being out for six weeks and fingers crossed, there is no reaction there."

There is also positive news regarding full-back Paul Caddis who underwent surgery after dislocating his shoulder against Bolton. "Without putting any pressure on him, Paul is doing extremely well," added the Blues boss. "The medical team are absolutely delighted with the recovery he’s making and the speed he’s doing it. Without putting any time scale on it we're hoping to cut a little bit of time off the original 12-week recovery time."