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Di Canio happy with Fletcher

Paolo Di Canio is confident Sunderland's Steven Fletcher will soon be back in action but admits he will not be rushing him back into first-team action.

Last Updated: 14/08/13 at 17:36 Post Comment

Steven Fletcher: Has been out injured since March

Steven Fletcher: Has been out injured since March

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Fletcher has not played since March after damaging ankle ligaments whilst on international duty with Scotland but has undertaken an intensive rehabilitation over the summer.

"His improvement has surprised everybody - we are happy, but more importantly he is happy and excited," the Sunderland manager said.

"We don't have to take a risk. It would be silly to anticipate a time. We won't force it just because we see improvement, because another injury now could put him out for longer; it would be stupid.

"In a few weeks, maybe we can see Fletcher in action. We will keep our fingers crossed. He and the staff have done a very good job; we have handled the situation very well.

"We expect to see him in the next few weeks. I can't say two, three or four - we will see."

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