The defender has not played since damaging cruciate ligaments in his left-knee against Manchester City last April. But with John Heitinga, Sylvain Distin and Tony Hibbert all out and Philippe Senderos sturggling with a back problem, manager David Moyes admits he may be forced to bring forward Jagielka's much-awaited return.
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'He is back training now and we will try and push him on quickly as wemight need him on Thursday,' said Moyes, whose side go into the second leg with a2-1 lead.
'He is physically not ready and he neededan injection in a cyst on his knee that kept him from training for aweek. We hope that has cleared up. He is back training and with thepeople we've got out for this game I could do with him.'
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