Upbeat Iwelumo eyes return

09 October 2009 08:10
Wolves striker Chris Iwelumo has set his sights on returning to first-team action after making his comeback from injury in the reserves. The Scotland striker has spent the last six months on the sidelines with knee and foot injuries, but played 90 minutes for the club's reserves in midweek. Iwelumo had been close to making his return from a knee injury only to suffer a broken foot during pre-season. "I am buzzing and delighted to have secured my first full 90 minutes after what has been a long six months out of the game," he told the Birmingham Mail. "That is the longest spell of my career out through injury since I first started playing football as a wee boy. "Obviously the legs are a bit tired but I knew they would be. I am just delighted to get those 90 minutes under my belt." Speaking about the return from injury of team-mates Michael Kightly and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, he added: "It was great to see Kights and Sylvan back. "Between us we scored more than 50 league goals last season so it is great to be playing alongside one another again and hopefully we have given the manager a nice selection headache for the trip to Everton in a week or two."

Source: ESA