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Wednesday October 13, 2010Micah Returning From Injury

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 U21sā€™ 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,ā€ 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.”