VASSELL MAKES INJURY RETURN
BIRMINGHAM City striker Isaac Vassell finally made his long-awaited return to action this week following 14 months on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury.
The former Luton Town frontman scored twice in the Blues U23s’ victory over Barnsley, which was his first game since injuring a knee in the 0-0 draw with archrivals Aston Villa in late October 2017.
The 25-year-old felt no reaction to the injury and has now set his sights on working his way back into contention for the first team at St Andrew’s.
“It has been very frustrating,” he said of his long absence. “It has been quite hard sometimes, but the lads have been brilliant and have helped me through it.
“I’ve been with the first team for a few weeks now, getting back into the swing of things. Hopefully I can get back on the pitch soon and help the team with what I can do.”
Vassell has also had respective thigh and hip issues that have delayed his comeback, but he added: “There are always secondary injuries after big ones. If I had got through everything without a secondary injury it would have been good, but you have to expect these things when you haven’t moved your body for a long time.”
RETURNING: Isaac Vassell