Cresswell returns to action
By Alex Dunn. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Leeds striker Richard Cresswell has stepped up his rehabilitation by coming through a behind-closed-doors friendly.
The former Preston front man has been struggling with a knee problem that has required two operations and in the process restricted him to just two appearances since February.
Cresswell did, though, come through unscathed after playing 45 minutes of a friendly against Doncaster at Leeds' Thorp Arch training ground on Wednesday.
His return to first team action would certainly be a tonic for Leeds caretaker boss John Carver, who has now spoken of his optimism with regards the player's overall fitness.
"I was delighted with his fitness, his attitude and willingness to run," Carver told the Yorkshire Post.
"He did some good things and got 45 minutes in, which was very important.
"I had a chat with him afterwards and he is feeling good."
Also involved in the game was trialist Bartosz Karwan, as he continues his bid to win a permanent stay after being released by Legia Warsaw in the summer.