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"It takes your breath away the talent he is got. It's really exciting." - Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

5 December 2015

The City boss admits his excitement at seeing midfielder James Maddison return from injury into full training...

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray admits he is excited by the prospect of midfielder James Maddison returning from injury.

The 18-year old City Academy graduate returned to full training this week as he steps up his recovery from an ankle injury sustained in the 2-1 defeat to Walsall.

Maddison had made an impressive start to the season, starring in the wins over Wigan and Millwall in the early part of the 2015/16 campaign.

The Sky Blues face a busy Christmas period with games against Oldham Athletic, Port Vale and Chesterfield and Mowbray is excited to see another option return.

Mowbray said: "We've missed him on the training ground if I'm being honest. You can forget how good he is and when you see him back, it can take your breath away with the talent he has got.

"I've really enjoyed watching him this week. He's back in full training now and it's the first week where I don't have our physios saying leave him out of this.

"He's doing great. It's exciting to watch how good he is with a ball, how he plays his way out of pressure and how he uses the ball. He sees passes that others don't see.

"The plan would be to get him 45 or 60 minutes for the Under-21s on Monday and to build him back up gradually. From there, we'll be looking to see him as an option in the first-team."

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