McKenzie on comeback trail
Coventry striker Leon McKenzie is in line to make a comeback from injury and earn a new deal in the process.
Last Updated: 21/08/09 10:41am
Coventry striker Leon McKenzie is in line to make a comeback from his injury nightmare and earn a new deal in the process.
McKenzie has not featured for the Sky Blues since he suffered a ruptured Achilles against Birmingham in February but is now back in training and available to manager Chris Coleman.
Coleman is eager to get the 31-year-old back to full fitness and may use him as they host Swansea at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday in a stepping stone towards a new contract.
"I'm hoping to give Leon a little cameo role, perhaps 15-20 minutes," Coleman told the club's official website.
"He's not ready for anything more than that, but it will be good to see what he can do.
"We've got him fit, he's been training well but now he needs to get a couple of 90 minutes under his belt.
"When he's done that and we see how he reacts, I'll sit down with the medical team and if we think everything's OK we can talk about putting pen to paper."
Meanwhile, Iceland international Anor Gunnarsson has insisted he is not interested in a move to the Premier League at this early stage of his career for fear of disrupting his development.
The 20-year-old was the club's player of the season last term and has attracted interest from other clubs but has revealed he is in no hurry to make a decision on his future.
"We've been talking about a new contract but nothing's been done yet and I'm just waiting," Gunnarsson told the club's official website.
"But I'm still a Cov player and I'm not going anywhere. I like it here and I'm concentrating on playing football because that's the thing I want to do.
"I'm not thinking about a new contract here or going into the Premier League - I'm only 20 years old and I've got plenty of time.
"If I went into the Premier League with a club who were buying me as one for the future I wouldn't be playing for them so I wouldn't play for Iceland.
"I want to develop as a player with Coventry, play regular football and hopefully stay in the national team."