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Striker hopes to be fit to face Reading

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Coventry have been handed a boost with the news that Leon Best's knee injury is not as serious as first feared.

It was first feared the Republic of Ireland striker had suffered cruciate or medial ligament damage against Cardiff last week but scan results later revealed the problem was less severe than anticipated.

Best missed the weekend draw with West Brom, but he is now hoping to return for Saturday's clash with Reading.

"I went up for a header in the Cardiff game and I felt a blow on my right leg when I landed and I tried to run it off," Best told the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

"But it swelled up straight away inside and I couldn't bend or straighten it and that's why everyone thought it was more serious because normally when that happens it is an indicator it is a cruciate or medial ligament injury.

"I was very worried, particularly given my form, because I just want to keep playing.

"I did the warm-up and got involved in the keep-ball session yesterday and hopefully I will join in full training tomorrow and be fit for Saturday.

"It is up to the manager if he thinks I am fit and sharp enough to play me. I would love to start but hopefully I am on the bench at least."