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Burton Albion's Jimmy Phillips closing in on comeback

11 December 2014

Burton Albion winger Jimmy Phillips is nearing his long-awaited return from injury.

The Brewers longest-serving player has spent the past eight months on the sidelines after tearing a posterior cruciate ligament against Newport County in April.

The 25-year-old is closing in on a comeback and could feature on Saturday when Hartlepool United visit the Pirelli Stadium, having caught the eye of manager  Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink this week in training.

"Jimmy Phillips is training full-time with us now and is ready for selection," Hasselbaink told the Burton Mail.

"Jimmy is looking sharper and sharper. I've not seen a lot of Jimmy because we haven't played that many games, but from what I've seen in training, he looks sharp.

"He's a player who is very smart, and likes to play one-against-one and can provide goals.

"He's somebody that we don't have enough of at the club.

"I'm a manager who likes wingers, who likes people who can beat somebody and give the crowd a little lift. Jimmy is one of those."

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