Forgotten man Jlloyd Samuel has at last been able to return to training.
The left-back, who two seasons ago was an ever present in the team, has been out for two months with a thigh injury, is targeting a Christmas return.
I hope fans cut him a break, he is still young and was showing great promise not long back. Last season wasn't great but no one seemed willing to take into account the fact he often played for the cause with niggling injuries because the options for O'Leary were so restricted. You don't become a bad player overnight and Jlloyd could still have a very decent future for us if the boo boys laid off for five minutes.
Jlloyd said: 'It's great to be back with the rest of the lads, after spending so much time in the gym on my own. I'm not feeling any pain now and I would say I'm almost back to full fitness. It would be great to be back in the Premiership by Christmas but I will have to work hard to win my place back.'
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