"I'm happy the operation is over and I'm on the mend. Doctors told me to rest in the hope that would be enough, but the operation was a complete success and hopefully the problem is behind me."
City's longest serving player is back in light training and will start pre season training next week when the players return.
"I have started light training and I won't be far behind the other players we all return in early July. I have some fitness to make up because I haven't been able to do anything for 10 weeks, but I'll work hard to make up ground. I can't wait for the new season to start. This has been the longest closeseason I have known."
Manager Lennie Lawrence is reported to be still on holiday but conducting business from his mobile phone. He will return to Ninian Park next week along with the players and maybe some new faces. Most likely is a new goalkeeper and two left sided players. No definate names but Robbie Mustoe's name is still being mentioned. Sunday papers claimed that Sam will make several million pounds available for transfers but only when the new stadium gets the green light. So it's to be expected that any new players coming in will be quality bosman players.
As far as players going out are concerned Paul Brayson has already gone from Ninian Park, he is still without a club but is being linked to several third division clubs as well as Div 2 rivals Northampton and Cheltenham. It also also said that Josh Low is attracting some interest from the third division.
With most players contracts not up until the end of June or even the end of July it could still be several weeks before any new signings are made or players leave.