Millen calms Maynard return hopes

21 December 2010 04:34
Bristol City manager Keith Millen says injured striker Nicky Maynard will not return to action before Christmas.The 23-year-old record-signing has failed to play since the final game of last season after injuring his knee. [LNB]"His return would be my perfect Christmas present but the weather is causing problems," Millen told BBC Radio Bristol. [LNB]"When you've had a bad knee you don't want slippery grass, so it's held him back. It'll be some time in January." [LNB]The £2.25m signing had hoped that he would be able to return to action before a vital run of matches over the Christmas period. [LNB]Millen's side, which lies five points clear of the Championship relegation zone, face four games in nine days beginning with Reading on Boxing Day, followed by Crystal Palace, Cardiff and QPR.

Source: BBC_Sport