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Blues Nearing Full Fitness

by Andy Lewis @efc_andylewis

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David Moyes says he is very close to having a fully fit squad at his disposal.

The Blues travel to Norwich on Saturday with only Jack Rodwell, Seamus Coleman and Royston Drenthe potentially missing out.

However, with Rodwell (hamstring) and Coleman (thigh) back in training and extremely close to fitness, and Drenthe away on compassionate leave, Moyes believes he will soon have a full complement to select from.

He said: "It is good that we have the majority of the players fit and available, we are just not sure about Seamus and Jack at the moment, but we are nearing a situation where we will have everyone available.

"It is good news for me as we will need them all - that's for sure."

As for the form of his players, Moyes admits he is pleased to see them once again finishing the season strongly.

"I think the players that were here have done a good job," he said. "They just needed a little lift that the boys who arrived in January gave them.

"But they got that and they are starting to look like their old selves again. The players are in good form just now."

Moyes has been particularly pleased with Tim Cahill's return to form, while he also revealed he is happy with Victor Anichebe's contribution following another goal from the bench against West Brom.

"Tim has played very well in the games and is getting back to the form he has shown in the past,” he said. “He is doing well at the moment.”

Moyes added: "Victor is potentially a very good player, maybe better than he even knows sometimes, but he is getting us a few goals, winning us some points, so I am happy with how he is doing at the moment. “

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