Coleman on the way

Wednesday 20 March 2002

Chris Coleman is being lined up to make a dramatic and emotional return for Fulham reserves next week after an enforced 14-month absence.

The Fulham club captain, who has not played for over a year since a horrific car crash in January 2001, is back in full training and undergoing his own mini pre-season.

Now doctors have given him the go-ahead to step up his fitness regime by playing 30 minutes of reserve team football.

He is expected to face Charlton Athletic in the FA Premier Reserve League at Woking next Wednesday, and it will be a proud moment for everyone at the club.

There were many who said Coleman would never play again after breaking his leg in two places and suffering knee ligament damage.

But now he is determined to prove everyone wrong and get himself ready for first-team football next season.

Hear the full interview with Chris Coleman at Fulham Audio...