Bullard ready for start

23 October 2009 09:32
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Jimmy Bullard has declared himself fit to start against Portsmouth at the KC Stadium on Saturday.[LNB] The midfielder returned from a nine-month lay-off with a knee injury as a second-half substitute against former club Fulham on Monday.[LNB]However fears that the 31-year-old had suffered a relapse surfaced when it was revealed that Bullard had sat out of training on Thursday.[LNB]Tigers boss Phil Brown explained that the former Wigan man's absence was to give him a well deserved rest and Bullard is determined to prove to his manager that he is ready for his first start since Boxing Day last year.[LNB]"I'm ready," he told the Daily Mail. "I feel good and I've made myself available so we'll see who the gaffer picks for the first XI.[LNB]"I'm ready for 90 minutes otherwise I wouldn't have made myself available. I've been waiting for my first start for a long time and especially with it being a home game too, I can't wait.[LNB]"I just want to get out there and show people what I can do and help the team."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports