Midfielders on the mend

Last updated : 06 October 2003 By Michael Morris
Layton Maxwell starts for the reserves tonight at Oxford. It's a return from injury for Maxwell who made his way into the squad earlier in the season before dropping out.

John Robinson was said to be close to making the bench for the game against Crystal Palce. He didn't but one assumes he will be fit for City's next game at Sunderlan on October 14th.

Gareth Whalley is ready to resume training. He could also feature against Sunderland next week.

"Gareth needs a good week in full training and he could be fit for Sunderland," Lennie told the Football Echo.

Jason Bowen is still a week away from resuming training after a freak accicent, involving Spencer Prior, damaged his hamstring.