Brayford set for Derby return

John Brayford is set for a return to Derby's squad for this weekend, five weeks after he feared his season was over.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 14:18 Post Comment

John Brayford (left): Has recovered from injury

John Brayford (left): Has recovered from injury

The defender, 25, suffered a hamstring injury in training at the beginning of March but has stepped up his recovery in the last week with a run out for the club's Under-21 side on Monday.

And now the former Crewe player is hoping to get a chance to feature before the end of the season.

He told the club's Rams Player: "When I first suffered the injury, I thought my season was over.

"But I think that was the worst case scenario and I have put the work in since then to try and get back as quickly as I can.

"It all stemmed from a block in training, one you do 100 times and nothing comes of it.

"I just felt something in the back of my leg. I went to get it scanned and it wasn't the best news I could have had.

"I knew I had to get my head around it and I just tried to put the work in with the medical and fitness staff, who have been great with me, and the timescale of the injury soon dropped down.

"I was back training on Friday to get the heart rate going again, then I got some minutes under my belt against Coventry, so hopefully I can train for the rest of the week then see where we stand from there."

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