Earnie busting to return
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Norwich City striker Robert Earnshaw is hoping to return to fitness in a fortnight and reclaim his former status as the Championship's top marksman.
The Canaries star has been out of action since tearing a groin muscle in January, but his recovery has gone smoothly and Earnshaw has now resumed light training.
Norwich had feared losing their star attacker for the remainder of the campaign and news of his rapid recovery will come as a huge boost to boss Peter Grant.
Earnshaw expects to be fully fit in two weeks and now has his sights set on catching Cardiff's Michael Chopra at the top of the Championship goalscoring charts.
"I'm getting there now. I'm kicking a ball and doing everything I would be doing anyway, but strength wise I'm probably only 60 per cent so hopefully over the next two weeks or so I can get closer to 100 per cent," Earnshaw told the club's official website.
"Hopefully I can get back to playing and then hopefully everything else sorts itself out.
"It's crazy really, I've been out for three months and still only four goals behind."