Duo Return

Fredi Kanoute and Don Hutchison return to full training on Monday - handing Glenn Roeder a massive boost as he looks to freshen things up in the striking department in the coming weeks.

"It is great to see Fredi Kanoute around the ground these last couple of days; he is looking positive himself and we think he will be back in football training on Monday," says Glenn.

"When we get him back on the training ground it is going to be a big bonus for all of us and, talking to him, he is looking forward to getting back as well.

"He has missed the football as much as we have missed him.

"Don is back into football on Monday as well and hasn't lost too much fitness that he had prior to his set back recently.

"After he returns to doing football training it is one day at a time, and it would be wrong to set an exact date."

While Glenn has been full of praise for the diligence of Jermain Defoe in his extended spell in the side, he also is looking forward to having a greater physical presence restored to his forward line.