Kean expects early Bridge return
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Kean has revealed that Wayne Bridge could return for Fulham at the weekend.
Fulham assistant manager Steve Kean has revealed that full back Wayne Bridge could return to the starting line-up at the weekend.
Bridge sprained his ankle on international duty with England but could return ahead of schedule for Fulham's weekend trip to Everton.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Kean said that Bridge had made excellent progress having worked hard since picking up the knock.
"Wayne Bridge has got a good chance which is great news," he said.
"When he first got injured in the England game we thought it would be a number of weeks but he's progressed and pushed himself really hard.
"He's got a good chance."
However, Fulham are still waiting to hear when defender Philippe Christanval and midfielders Claus Jensen and Michael Brown will be available for selection.
"Claus Jensen is still a long term injury doubt but Christanval played in a reserve game against Arsenal the other night.
"He came through that but did get a little knock so it's touch and go.
"The game might come a bit quick for Brown because he's been out for a month but he's back in full training now so that's good."