Mark Hughes has confirmed that Martin Petrov is travelling with the squad for the game against Hamburg.
''The plan was to give him 45 minutes'' - reference to reserve game -
"He came through that and looked impressive.''
"You forget what quality he can produce, and he looked in good nick.''
"He was blowing a bit, which is fairly obvious given how long he has been out. But he is an option for us.''
This is fantastic news, I hope he isn't being rushed and I am sure he probably isn't, I am so glad he is back. We have more than missed him this season and with his quality returning to the team we have a better chance of reaching 7Th place in the league and progressing in Europe. I also think if Petrov and Robinho play in the same team it could benefit Robinho, having a player like Petrov dominating the left wing with his direct play will mean that defenders will be dragged towards him. With two players of such vast quality playing down one side, there is no way that any defence will be able to mark both of them out of a game.