Parky relishes Ramsden return
Bradford defender boosted by stint at Lilleshall
By Chris Galea. Last Updated: October 13, 2011 11:11pm
Simon Ramsden: Ready for duty for Bradford City following a long spell on the sidelines
Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson is looking forward to having a fully fit Simon Ramsden available following a long spell on the sidelines.
The 29-year-old has made just one appearance for the Bantams in the past 14 months following a series of injuries.
The experienced full-back has recently been sent to Lilleshall Sports Injury Rehab to step up his rehabilitation on his calf and Parkinson has seen a positive change in the defender since returning to Valley Parade.
"Simon went down to Lilleshall for a week recently and he did so well that we sent him back there for another week after that for a couple of reasons," Parkinson told skysports.com.
"One, so that we could get an independent assessment of him and secondly to give him a break and a change of scenery.
"It seems to have done him a world of good and has made him as positive as I've seen him since coming into the club.
"Hopefully, things will continue to improve and we can have him back available again because with the games coming as quickly as they are at the moment we need as many people fit as possible."