Gordon ready to return

“It’s early stages, but it’s great to be back out there,” Gordon told the club’s official website.

“I’m not going to predict when I will be back. All I can say is that the signs are encouraging.

“I’ve missed seven games and I didn’t think I would be out that long.

“After tests, it emerged that I had a crack in my Talus bone, which is basically a bone in my ankle. It normally takes six weeks to heal, it has been five, so I should be nearly there.

“Will I be fit for Bolton on Saturday? It’s hard to say one way or the other. I’ll train for the rest of the week and see how things are.”