Last updated : 05 January 2003 By Editor

St Nick on MUTV:

'I'm pretty close now, it's just a case of hoping not to get any reaction from the ball work I'm doing.”

'With a bit of luck, I should be ready in a week. If I rush back, and it swells up, it could be another couple of months. So it would be a bit silly to rush back.'

'It's a healthy thing to have a strong bench.

'It's good to look at the bench and know we have players of that calibre to come on. I'm sure other teams see that as well and get a bit scared.'


The NOTW report that he could be back in about five weeks.