Sol to return to training on Monday

Last updated : 04 February 2006 By Chris Parry
Needless to say, the press were eager to glean as much information as they could from the Manager, and this he what he said:

"I had Sol on the phone on Friday night. It was a short conversation but he is okay. He should be back next week and he sounded okay to me. He will be back Monday or Tuesday."

"There is nothing for me to forgive because there was no acrimony at all and no argument in the dressing room. There is no bad feeling at all. It's just that you cannot perform at this level if you are not in the right state and he wasn't.

"We welcome him back and he will have plenty to contribute in the final stretch of the season, when we will need everybody."

Sol's solicitor also issued the following brief statement which said:

"I have been in continuous contact with Sol. He needed some space. Battu continued: "He has no personal problems whatsoever and will be back training next week."