Steve Bruce has revealed that Micah Richards is back in full training.
Richards has been struggling with a knee problem and was put on a six-week rehabilitation programme at Bodymoor Heath in order to solve the issue which had plagued him for some time.
Bruce delivered the positive update, however, this week that the former England right-back was out on the fields again and looking for a recall to the claret and blue line-up.
He said: “Micah is just back training.
“He has had an ongoing problem with his knee, which is a complicated one. I could do with Micah, certainly around the place he’s terrific and I could do with him on the pitch.
“He’s back out there and has been for the past week. He was on this six-week programme. Hopefully he stays right because his experience cold prove vital.
“Micah is a stick-on if he’s fit – an absolute stick-on. He’s got the right mentality.
"Unfortunately, fitness levels have been a big problem for him over the past few years.”