By Rhonda Richards | In Micah's Say
Micah is looking forward to returning from injury with a trip to the seaside as Manchester City line-up to face Blackpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
The defender has been absent in recent weeks due to a hamstring injury but having returned to training, Micah is raring to go despite the dubious weather on the coast.
Micah told the official Manchester City website:
“I can’t remember the last time I went for a day out to Blackpool!
“It would be the first time I’ve ever played there if the boss picks me on Sunday and I’ve never been to the Illuminations, ever. I think I’d rather go somewhere I know is definitely going to be sunny, to be honest!
“Blackpool are doing really well though, I think they’ve surprised a few people by how well they’ve started. I watched the highlights of their game against Liverpool, and people were saying they were lucky, but you don’t come away with a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield just through luck!”
Injury also ruled Micah out of England U21s’ clash with Romania for a place in the European Championships next summer, and the missing captain was delighted to see his side secure a 1-1 draw which gave them an aggregate victory.
“It’s a shame about having to miss the Under-21s, but they’ve got through to the finals without me so that’s really pleasing,” he said.
“England were also calling up players for the senior squad because of injuries, but that’s just my luck – every time I seem to be doing well, I get a niggling injury that I have to shake off.
“But I’m training more or less 100 per cent now and it feels like I’ll be in contention again for Sunday. It was important I didn’t rush it because you can’t afford to take chances with hamstrings.
“But it feels a lot better now and hopefully I can get straight back into the form that I started the season in.
“Maybe this three-week rest without a game will be of benefit later on. It’s a long, hard season, and you have to be fully fit to be able to finish it properly.”