Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

No early comeback for Dann

Scott Dann

Birmingham defender Scott Dann will resist the temptation to rush back into action for the finale of the battle for Barclays Premier League survival.

Dann has been sidelined since tearing his hamstring during the Carling Cup semi-final, first leg clash with West Ham at Upton Park in early January. The former Coventry player is edging closer to full fitness but will concentrate on ensuring he is ready for the start of next season.

Dann said: "I think at this stage of the season, it would be pointless trying to rush back into it for one game. I want to be out there playing but it's not worth the risk so close to the end of the season."

He added: "I'm fit and doing everything now. I'm back out working with the ball. I'll be training with the lads before long but, as for match time, I don't think so.

"Hopefully the lads can get the points to make them mathematically safe.

"The rehab has gone well but when I did the injury, I knew I'd be out for the rest of the season.

"I just set my mind on getting myself fit, pushing myself hard so I'll be ready for the start of next season."

Dann formed an impressive partnership with Roger Johnson before the setback and missed the Carling Cup final triumph over Arsenal.

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