Simon Davies’ troublesome foot injury doesn’t seem to be going away very quickly. But he’s desperate to test it in first team action and might get his chance at Birmingham on Saturday.

It’s been a really frustrating time. The crack in the bone hasn’t healed 100 per cent, but it’s healed enough for me to start playing again. And this time it’s a lot more promising than it was when I returned before.

It’s been a tricky time and something of a balancing act. On a tightrope is exactly the words to explain the way I am right now.

There have been occasions when it felt great training – but after, it’s a bit tender. And the first time I returned, I wasn’t really confident and when I played it went pretty much downhill from there.

I had two screws put in to help it heal, because that part of the body doesn’t get much oxygen to it.