Zola back in for Brewers
Last Updated: April 3, 2012 12:00pm
Zola: On the comeback trail
Burton striker Calvin Zola has resumed training after spending about a month on the sidelines due to a back problem.
Zola has missed eight of the last 10 matches since sustaining the injury ahead of the 2-0 defeat at Cheltenham towards the end of February. He returned for the 1-0 defeat at Shrewsbury last month but aggravated the problem during the 4-1 home loss to Torquay in the next game.
The 27-year-old, Albion's joint-leading scorer this season with 12 goals, has seen a chiropractor and returned to training on Monday ahead of the fixtures against Dagenham & Redbridge and Morecambe over the Easter period.
"Calvin is back in training and it will be nice to ease him back into things. He has been getting treatment from the physio and went to see a chiropractor last week," said caretaker manager Gary Rowett. "They have managed to loosen him up sufficiently for him to return to training but until he starts getting back into game situations we will not really know how he is.
"It is probably something we are going to have to try and manage for the rest of the season so it is too early at the moment to think about him in terms of the weekend, but we will see how he goes this week.
"He would be a big player to have back. The two lads who have been playing up front (Justin Richards and Greg Pearson) have been brilliant, but we have not been scoring enough goals recently."