Dunn wants to repay boss
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Dunn is desperate to recover from injury to repay Steve Bruce.David Dunn is desperate to repay Steve Bruce's faith in him by making a successful return from injury.
The Birmingham midfielder has missed a large chunk of the season due to hamstring problems, and had back surgery in February in a bid to cure the complaint.
Whilst the former Blackburn man has been ruled out for the rest of the current campaign he is now hoping to return to action at St Andrews in September.
Dunn, reliving his last game against Middlesbrough on Boxing Day, revealed that he considered retiring from the game whilst at his lowest ebb, although praised Bruce for supporting him during his troubled times.
"I was feeling good and people were even mentioning England again," Dunn told The Times.
"Then I was going past Ray Parlour up the left wing, we touched shoulders and I went off balance again, that was when I knew I couldn't carry on.
"I was that depressed [that he considered retirement].
"Thankfully I've got some good people around me - my family, Steve and everyone at Birmingham - and I owe them a hell of a lot.
"I want to get back playing and repay their faith in me.
"Steve's man-management is his best quality, that's why I think he'd do well at international level.
"If I can get back fit, next season is going to be make or break for me.
"I'm going to be starting rehab work in June and hope to be playing by September."