Sears targeting a Christmas bonus for Blues
Freddie Sears is hoping to give Town an early Christmas present by being back in first-team contention for the festive period.
The striker made his return to action - after being sidelined since February following a cruciate ligament injury - with a 45 minute run out for Blues’ U23 in the 4-1 defeat at Millwall today.
“I’m obviously delighted to be back on the pitch again,” Freddie told the Club website.
“It’s been a long road back but I came through okay today and I feel really good.
“I took a few tackles and blocks which you don’t really get in training but it was important to get through that physical side of it.
“It’s 23s and there is a big difference in the intensity compared to first-team football but it’s 45 minutes of game time and I’ve got to build up on that now.
“I’m naturally quite fit and I’ve done a lot of work fitness wise in getting to this point but I need time on the pitch now.
“I think the plan is for me to play for the 23s again next week and then if that all goes fine, hopefully I can be available for the game at Portsmouth before Christmas.”
Ben Morris also returned to action for the U23s today, playing an hour in his first game back since January after also sustaining an ACL injury.