Vokes eyes Robins return
Injured striker Sam Vokes is still hoping to play a part in Bristol City¿s promotion push this season.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 16/08/10 5:11pm
Injured striker Sam Vokes is still hoping to play a part in Bristol City's promotion push this season, despite suffering a hamstring injury on his debut.
The Wolves forward managed just 13 minutes for the Robins before being stretchered off during their opening day defeat to Millwall and has since returned to the Premier League outfit for treatment.
However, the Welsh international told skysports.com that he is still keen to return to the Championship side once he has fully recovered.
"I've gone back to Wolves for treatment and I'll return to training with them once it has healed, but I'm on loan with Bristol City until January, so as soon as I'm back training fully I can go back there and compete for a first-team place again," Vokes told skysports.com.
"I'm hoping to play as many games as I can before January, I want to impress Keith Millen and the rest of the team at Bristol City and this is a frustrating time for me as well as a potentially exciting time for the club.
"I spoke to Keith just before I returned to Wolves for treatment and he told me that he was still keen to have me back in the squad once I'm fully fit, and hopefully I can play a big part for the club in any game time I can get before January. After that, who knows what else may happen?"
The former Bournemouth striker was originally told that he would spend up to six weeks on the sidelines, but recent scans have offered him fresh hope of making a swift recovery.
"It was a nightmare for me, picking up an injury on my first game for Bristol City, but it seems to be healing quite well," he said.
"Originally, after the first scan, it looked like I would be out for around six weeks, but I had another one last week and it was more positive.
"I'm going for a MRI scan tomorrow though, so we should get the bigger picture then."