Date: 24th April 2009 at 1:14pm
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Russell Anderson picked up a cruciate injury against Fulham back in September and has been sidelined ever since. Anderson was signed on a season-long loan from Sunderland and despite the horrendous injury has kept in contact with the Clarets.

The good news now is that he trained with the lads on Thursday this week.

Owen Coyle has made no secret of how highly he rates the 30 year old Scottish International and has intimated a number of times that he would like to sign him on a permanent basis if Sunderland agree to release him in the Summer.

Coyle revealed:

‘It would be great to have Russell available. He’ll join in with the boys as well, and another couple of weeks and maybe he’ll get some sort of a game; three weeks minimum I would think, but we’ll have a look at it and see how it goes.It’s great he’s coming back, but as much as people are talking about play-offs, I’m not.I’m just talking about Russell in general and we’d love to see him fit for his own well-being before the end of the season.’