Smith on way back for County

Notts County defender Manny Smith has made his long-awaited comeback for the League One club from a knee injury.

Last Updated: 05/12/12 at 17:09

Smith: On the comeback trail

Smith: On the comeback trail

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Smith, who joined the Magpies on a two-year deal in the summer, has been sidelined since being carried off on a stretcher 40 minutes into his debut in the Capital One Cup defeat to Bradford in the first game of the season.

The 24-year-old centre-back has resumed full training and played in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Derby's Moor Farm training ground on Tuesday afternoon, which the Magpies lost 2-0.

Smith came through the game unscathed and manager Keith Curle hopes to have him back in first-team contention in time for the busy Christmas programme.

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