Makin to Resume Light Training

Last updated : 02 January 2004 By Site Editor
The former Sunderland star who was brought to the club by George Burley for £1.1M has not figured in Joe Royle's side since August with an injury that initally couldn't be detected, but last month Makin had surgery on his thigh to remove a nerve that hopefully has cured the problem.

However despite Makin's return to training, boss Royle says he's not nearly ready to return to first team action yet: "Chris will be back in light training next week but he is still at least a month away from a return to the first-team squad," he told the Official Club Website.