Tammy Abraham was back with Bristol City today after being given a clean bill of health by the medical team at Premier League leaders Chelsea.
And the free-scoring teenage striker is ready, willing and able to answer the call to arms when the Robins renew their fight for Championship survival against fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Now fully recovered from the thigh strain he sustained in last month’s 2-1 defeat at Leeds United, Abraham travelled from London to Bristol last night and was set to train with his City team-mates at the club’s Failand headquarters this morning.
City failed to win any of the five Championship matches they were forced to play without their 21-goal top-scorer and Abraham’s availability for a fixture deemed a proverbial “six-pointer” is timely to say the least.
City dropped into the relegation zone last weekend, but can exit the bottom three if they defeat Wigan at the DW Stadium tomorrow.
“It’s great to have Tammy back through the door and available,” admitted Robins head coach Lee Johnson. “He has been a really important player for us this season and his return will give everybody in the camp a lift.
“There were some real positives to take from the second half against Norwich on Tuesday night and Tammy’s return just adds to the feel-good mood going into another very important game.”