Given Ready But No Guarantee Of Quick Return

Last updated : 21 February 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor
His return is obviously a boost he is expected to be in the squad for Sunday's clash with Wigan. But Steve Harper holds the position at the moment, and Roeder has been full of praise for the Easington-born 'keeper. Saying Harper and Given are the best goalkeeper pairing in the Premiership.
Given has also been sidelined with a perforated bowel this term, and has not featured since damaging a groin in mid-January.
Given: "I am hoping to be in the squad for Sunday's game when we play Wigan. Thursday (in the Uefa Cup) is a bit too soon, but if it all goes well in training this week then Sunday is a realistic chance of being in the squad."