Thomson could be back soon

07 September 2010 08:35
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Gordon Strachan could be handed a massive boost after it was revealed midfielder Kevin Thomson may return sooner than expected from a broken leg.

Thomson suffered a fractured fibula in the game at Leicester in the middle of August and was expected to be sidelined for at least a couple of months.

Strachan has been left short of central midfielders after losing Willo Flood, Rhys Williams and Gary O'Neil, as well as Thomson to injuries, but the former Rangers man reveals he could be back a month earlier than planned.

The lads have a double header coming up at QPR then at home to Burnley, but I would like to think I would be in contention for the game against Reading the Saturday after that, said Thomson.

A lot depends on how things go over the next week to ten days.

Boro have suffered a slow start to the season, picking up only one win from their first four games and Thomson hopes he can help the side turn things around when he returns from injury.

I'm used to that expectation, I'm quite sure the other boys are as well, but it's a little more difficult when you have the label of favourites' placed on you and you don't get off to a good start.

But the lads are confident in their own ability. We have a great manager with a great team and I'm pretty sure when the squad starts firing and we start scoring goals results will follow, and fingers crossed that will come sooner rather than later.

Source: Northern_Echo