After missing the last three games, Kevin Mirallas is back in training after recovering from a hamstring strain.
The Belgian suffered the injury in the first half of the 2-1 win over Sunderland three weeks ago and his direct running and pace have been sorely missed in the Blues' attack.
There had been hopes that he would be back to play some part in the matches against Norwich and Arsenal in the past week but was forced to watch from the sidelines.
Whether he will be risked in Saturday's big game at the Etihad Stadium against Champions Manchester City is not clear at this point and David Moyes may well play his cards as close to his chest as he did ahead of yesterday's clash with the Gunners.
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963 Posted 29/11/2012 at 23:46:47
964 Posted 29/11/2012 at 23:51:26
978 Posted 30/11/2012 at 07:45:03
979 Posted 30/11/2012 at 07:56:26
983 Posted 30/11/2012 at 08:27:50
It is not a fact that he is shockingly bad. If he played off Jelavic (or even uptop by himself when Jelavic is out of form), who knows how many goals he would get because he has that finisher's instinct to get in the right position in the box.
986 Posted 30/11/2012 at 09:09:01
Naismith is a useful squad player – he hasn't set the world alight but he needs to settle in too.
989 Posted 30/11/2012 at 09:32:43
It's only been three weeks hasn't it?
I hate this game nearly as much the derby.
992 Posted 30/11/2012 at 10:18:32
995 Posted 30/11/2012 at 10:55:16
996 Posted 30/11/2012 at 10:56:23
001 Posted 30/11/2012 at 11:12:50
003 Posted 30/11/2012 at 11:14:59
Naismith and Hitzlsperger will not get play 40 games a season each. That's not why they were brought in. They will do a decent job as backup and I think that that is what they have both done to date.
005 Posted 30/11/2012 at 11:32:20
008 Posted 30/11/2012 at 12:15:29
That cross/pass he put when clean through was absolutely horrific!
I do want to see a Mirallas/Coleman partnership back in tandem ASAP... That was becoming just as effective as the left and we looked dangerous from all over!
Naismith should be an impact sub at best!
010 Posted 30/11/2012 at 12:42:26
Both pretty rubbish, both play on right, both average defensively, both lack pace, both have limited technical ability, both can't pass, both are crocks and both screwed their last club over.
Their one asset is that they are relatively young and have a knack of scoring goals.
019 Posted 30/11/2012 at 13:16:32
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