Hull City: Jimmy Bullard Back in Training

Brian RhodesSenior Analyst IJanuary 19, 2010

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Jimmy Bullard of Hull City controls the ball ahead of Robinho of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jed Leicester/Getty Images)
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Hull City's influential play maker Jimmy Bullard is back in training. The club is currently on a warm weather break in Tenerife, to get some much needed training due to the recent bad spell of wintery weather that has blanketed much of Britain.

31-year old Bullard has been working hard to regain full fitness after his medial ligament injury that he sustained in the 3-0 loss to Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Bullard has targeted the Tigers' home clash against relegation rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for his return, but the re-arranged match against Manchester United for this Saturday will be too soon for the Londoner.

Hull City boss Phil Brown is hoping that Bullard will be able to return to full contact training, after a week of two to three training sessions a day, in his target to play against Wolves.

Brown told Hull's local media, "Jimmy has come away with us and we'll be condensing his work to two or three sessions a day for a full week, and hopefully then he'll get back in the group.

"With the Manchester United game being brought forward three days, that probably puts Jimmy at too much of a risk. But I'm still confident that Jimmy will play some part in the Wolves game."

Brown and his staff are taking a circumspect approach to Bullard's injury, considering his recent history of knee injuries problems. However, if there are no complications with his recovery he may well be joining new loan signing Amr Zaki in the Tigers' team for the next clash at the KC Stadium against Wolves.