Manchester City signed Mexican international striker Nery Castillo in December last year from Shakhtar Donetsk but the highly rated young forward got injured in only his third match for the Premiership club in mid January and has been out since. But as the race to finish in the top six intensifies in the Premiership, Man City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson must be delighted to get the news that the player is back.
Castillo is back training for the Manchester club and looks to have recovered from a broken bone in his left shoulder that he suffered against West Ham United in a FA Cup tie on January 16. Eriksson expresses his gladness at the recovery of the 23-year old by saying:
Our medical people have told me that Nery is allowed to do everything with the senior squad including physical contact and tackling, which is good news. It has not been easy for him working with the fitness coaches all the time.
The Man City manager has been desperate for a top draw striker for the rest of the season and Castillo’s return to full fitness will certainly infuse much optimism to the Swede.