With the rare sight of a full week off from both First Team and Reserve matches, Yeovil Town manager Steve Thompson is reporting welcome news concerning numerous players who have been suffering knocks over the past few weeks. It seems likely that all of those currently occupying physio Glen Schmidt's time could be back in action by the time Yeovil travel to Swansea City on November 18th.
Already back in training is on-loan defender Liam Fontaine, who commenced his recovery programme from an ankle injury on Tuesday. Fulham are believed to have given him permission to play in Saturday's FA Cup tie at Macclesfield Town and so depending on his overall fitness he could figure in the tie.
Fellow defender Colin Miles has found his injury sustained at Colchester United is not serious and in fact relates to an ongoing problem with his leg. Thommo explained to the Teamtalk website: "Colin has been getting by while carrying this injury, we say it's calf but it could be related to his ankle. We are looking into the cause of it to try and clear it up. I'm hoping Colin will be back in training on Thursday - and what with Liam Fontaine back as well that's a double boost. We are starting to get players back now and hopefully Efe Sodje will not be too far off, perhaps another week or so."
Winger David Poole who suffered a foot injury in a Reserve Team game last week is now back in training, and fellow midfielder Darren Way believes that he can target his comeback for the Swansea league match on Friday 18th November.
Speaking to the Western Daily Press earlier in the week, Way explained the reasoning behind the target: "The four weeks will be up then - I will only just miss the Huddersfield game which is a bit too early. It seems a coincidence but I came back two seasons ago at Swansea after my stress fracture. I was on the bench and I came on at half-time and then we had the Liverpool game. I have got an appointment with the specialist on November 14th and I don't think he would be very happy if I played before that because if I got a knock on it it would undo all the good work. I have been able to do the warm-ups with the lads in training so I am still involved in all the banter."
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