Birmingham City handed injury boost ahead of final games as Manchester United star returns to training

Chong has been a real favourite among Bluenoses during his loan spell at St Andrew’s.

Birmingham City have been handed a big boost ahead of their final two games of the season with star man Tahith Chong returning to training.

The Manchester United loanee hobbled off in the 1-0 victory over local rivals West Bromwich Albion at the beginning of April after suffering a hamstring injury but is now back among the first team.

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With the unpredictability of hamstring problems, it was believed initially that this one could have spelled the last time the winger suits up in the royal blue but the good news for both parties is that doesn’t appear to be the case.

The 22-year-old has been pictured with a big smile at Wast Hills training ground this week (25 April) ahead of Blues’ trip to Cardiff City next weekend.

Whilst Lee Bowyer’s men of course have nothing to play for for the remaining of the campaign, his return still comes as positive news and gives Birmingham a much better chance of finishing the year on a high.

Chong has loved his time at St Andrew’s too and will be delighted that he gets to play in front of the Blues faithful at least one more time before his loan spell expires.

Speaking back in April he said:

“Since the first day I came to Birmingham, the fans, staff and everyone at the club trusted me and gave me support.”

“Even when I got injured, people stayed in contact and asked me how I was doing. Do you know how good that is?”

For all the negativity around the club this season, the relationship between Chong and the Bluenoses has been a big positive and regardless of where he ends up in the future - he will always have the respect and admiration of those at St Andrew’s.

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