Citys veteran right-back Roland Nilsson has made a shock bid to return to action on
Saturday, just four days after rejoining his team-mates for training.
It was feared that the Swedish international had played his last game for the club
after suffering a horrific rib and lung injury against Arsenal in late March.
But Nilsson has now thrown himself back into first team reckoning after spending the
last month recovering in Sweden, where he trained with his home town club Helsingborg -
the team he will be joining in the summer.
The defender was given the once over by Citys club doctor upon his return and now
believes he is fit enough to figure against Derby County at the weekend.
"I feel fit and strong and Im not getting the discomfort after training that
I was having a couple of weeks ago, so thats a good sign.
"As long as things go all right in training this week and there is no reaction I
will be making myself available for selection for Saturdays trip to Derby."
Despite being one of the clubs most consistent performers this season, the
full-back is assuming nothing as far as selection is concerned.
"I know Gary Breen and Marc Edworthy have done marvellous jobs filling in while I
have been injured so I certainly wont be expecting to walk straight back into the
team," he said.
"If I start on the bench thats fine, just so long as the team do well.
Thats all that matters."
The experienced 35-year-old is also taking nothing for granted when it comes to the Sky
Blues premiership survival.